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Title: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on April 11, 2010, 08:19:06 PM
Did you know Off the Mark (newspaper panel comic strip) creator Mark Parasi is a fan of Wacky Packages? He helped with the recent 5th. series of Wacky Packages Postcards.

Mark did 3 weeks of Wacky Packages takes in his Off the Mark strip in 2007-2008.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on April 11, 2010, 09:24:35 PM
Did you know Off the Mark (newspaper panel comic strip) creator Mark Parasi is a fan of Wacky Packages? He helped with the recent 5th. series of Wacky Packages Postcards.

Mark did 3 weeks of Wacky Packages takes in his Off the Mark strip in 2007-2008.
As always, thanks for the support. But it's "Parisi."
Title: Re: Mark Parasi
Post by: Crakola Crayons on April 12, 2010, 03:06:59 AM
I love the fact that I can read "Off the Mark" every day off of Facebook.  I enjoy it a lot. If you are on FB, you should become a fan of Mark's strip. 
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on April 12, 2010, 07:29:21 PM
I get the Off The Mark strip in my daily Comics.com e-mail.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on April 12, 2010, 07:46:02 PM
Thanks for the love, guys! It looks like I'm going to have a few gags in the next ANS, too.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on May 04, 2010, 06:03:40 AM
I noticed in an April 2010 Off the Mark strip Mark's daughter did a strip as a guest artist in honor of "Take Your Daughter to Work Day'.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Crakola Crayons on May 04, 2010, 09:19:10 AM
I noticed in an April 2010 Off the Mark strip Mark's daughter did a strip as a guest artist in honor of "Take Your Daughter to Work Day'.

I saw that too.  I love being able to see Mark's new cartoons every day via Facebook.  It is a great noon-time chuckle for me.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Jean Nutty on May 04, 2010, 05:06:49 PM
Thanks for the love, guys! It looks like I'm going to have a few gags in the next ANS, too.
Great news!
One of my bosses, Cate, who is a gene-jockey (a plant breeding scientist) just returned from a vacation to Austrailia, and I spoke to her this afternoon.
She told me there was a 18 month old child who cried the entire plane flight to Australia - so loud even earplugs didn't help much!
Choose you eternity is a GREAT line, and this is a wonderful cartoon. I often wonder about eternity . . .
Satan looks a bit stoned - almost wackyish - as he should be.   :D
(http://www.offthemark.com/Images/sundays/sunday54.gif)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: BumChex on May 05, 2010, 01:12:50 PM
Great news!
One of my bosses, Cate, who is a gene-jockey (a plant breeding scientist) just returned from a vacation to Austrailia, and I spoke to her this afternoon.
She told me there was a 18 month old child who cried the entire plane flight to Australia - so loud even earplugs didn't help much!
Choose you eternity is a GREAT line, and this is a wonderful cartoon. I often wonder about eternity . . .
Satan looks a bit stoned - almost wackyish - as he should be.   :D
(http://www.offthemark.com/Images/sundays/sunday54.gif)

HEY! did you get his permission to use? :]
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Jean Nutty on May 07, 2010, 05:59:54 PM
HEY! did you get his permission to use? :]
You weren't copied on his PM? Mark is paying forum members $20 a post.
He says it's cheaper than freeway billboards, airport hand-outs, and worldwide spam.
(http://www.offthemarkcartoons.com/cartoons/2010-04-16.gif)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on May 19, 2010, 06:05:16 AM
And this week for May 17-22, 2010, Mark's Off the Mark strip is doing a new batch of his own Wacky Packages takes, so far this week he has shown "1 Musketteer" (spoofs 3 Musketteers candy), Fell-O (spoofs Jell-O) and Flite Beer (spoofs Lite beer)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Crakola Crayons on May 19, 2010, 09:50:02 AM
And this week for May 17-22, 2010, Mark's Off the Mark strip is doing a new batch of his own Wacky Packages takes, so far this week he has shown "1 Musketteer" (spoofs 3 Musketteers candy), Fell-O (spoofs Jell-O) and Flite Beer (spoofs Lite beer)

As I have commented to Mark on his "Off The Mark" Facebook page, I'm loving this week's theme.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Zenergizer on May 19, 2010, 07:30:15 PM
Mark, those are great!  1 Muskateer is a riot!  Simple yet very effective!

Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on May 19, 2010, 09:17:21 PM
Hey, thanks, guys!

The 1 Musketeer gag was never submitted to Topps since they won't use M&M-Mars gags, but I liked the idea so much I decided to draw it for myself.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on May 31, 2010, 11:33:31 AM
I even liked the other entries in the recent May 2010 Off the Mark Wacky Packages week besides 1 MUSKETTER: DAVE SOAP and BLITZ CRACKERS.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Sunstroke on July 11, 2010, 06:55:03 AM
Great news!
One of my bosses, Cate, who is a gene-jockey (a plant breeding scientist) just returned from a vacation to Austrailia, and I spoke to her this afternoon.
She told me there was a 18 month old child who cried the entire plane flight to Australia - so loud even earplugs didn't help much!
Choose you eternity is a GREAT line, and this is a wonderful cartoon. I often wonder about eternity . . .
Satan looks a bit stoned - almost wackyish - as he should be.   :D
(http://www.offthemark.com/Images/sundays/sunday54.gif)

This is a really great gag! I have to get on the Facebook list.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Ducko on July 15, 2010, 11:17:41 PM
"No Drafting!" LOL!!  :D

Mark: Have to say I bought 6 sets of bio cards from Postcard Series 5 just to get your version of Wander Bread! Something about your work conveyed this perfect sense of wandering mischief in those slices of bread, and total exasperation on the part of the guy chasing them. Hilarious! One of my favorite Wackys.


P.S. If I had to pick one of those eternities, I'd go with the hot dogs. I'd probably never eat again, but it'd be better than the screaming babies!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: bandaches on July 16, 2010, 08:58:12 AM
"No Drafting!" LOL!!  :D

Mark: Have to say I bought 6 sets of bio cards from Postcard Series 5 just to get your version of Wander Bread! Something about your work conveyed this perfect sense of wandering mischief in those slices of bread, and total exasperation on the part of the guy chasing them. Hilarious! One of my favorite Wackys.


P.S. If I had to pick one of those eternities, I'd go with the hot dogs. I'd probably never eat again, but it'd be better than the screaming babies!
I love that title too because it is almost exactly the gag I came up with years ago.  I had even discussed possibly having David Saunders sketch and paint this for me, I just never followed through.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on July 16, 2010, 09:12:10 AM
"No Drafting!" LOL!!  :D

Mark: Have to say I bought 6 sets of bio cards from Postcard Series 5 just to get your version of Wander Bread! Something about your work conveyed this perfect sense of wandering mischief in those slices of bread, and total exasperation on the part of the guy chasing them. Hilarious! One of my favorite Wackys.

Wow, thanks, Ducko!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: BumChex on July 16, 2010, 09:57:33 AM
Wow, thanks, Ducko!

Am I the only one that doesn't get the joke about 'no drafting'?
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Taz on July 16, 2010, 10:01:18 AM
Am I the only one that doesn't get the joke about 'no drafting'?

Nope, I did not get it either.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Sue Mee on July 16, 2010, 10:12:31 AM
Am I the only one that doesn't get the joke about 'no drafting'?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drafting_%28racing%29
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Taz on July 16, 2010, 10:15:46 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drafting_%28racing%29

I have heard of the term drafting in racing before but perhaps the old brain is not working today, how does it associate to Mark's drawing assuming that's what Ducko meant?
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Sue Mee on July 16, 2010, 10:17:48 AM
I have heard of the term drafting in racing before but perhaps the old brain is not working today, how does it associate to Mark's drawing assuming that's what Ducko meant?


Because that's what he would be doing if they were going fast enough for it to make a difference.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Taz on July 16, 2010, 10:19:15 AM

Because that's what he would be doing if they were going fast enough for it to make a difference.

Ahhhhhh, now I understand  :D
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on August 28, 2010, 07:12:05 PM
Mark's Off the Mark strip recently done this week for August 23-28, 2010 another Wacky Packages week! The best ones Mark did for this week are Riskies (August 23), Sticky Peanut Butter (August 24), Ghost It Note Pads (August 25), Thing Thongs (August 27), and NyKrill (August 28).

Mark in his e-mail said Cornea (August 26) didn't make the cut for me.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 17, 2010, 08:50:35 PM
While Mark Parisi's Off the Mark strip is planning another Wacky Packages week for November 2010, here's a recent funny Off the Mark Sunday strip though not Wacky Packages related but relates to a funny idea for credit cards and scanning with 4 strips instead of 1?


(http://s3.postimage.org/EKw_J.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2apy1g7ic/)

Maybe for Wacky Packages ANS8 in 2011 there could be a Wacky Packages credit card take (maybe a spoof of the DISCOVER credit card calling it "DISCOVERED" credit card) with the 4 magnetic scan strips on the credit card??
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on October 19, 2010, 03:55:35 PM
I have some accepted roughs from ANS7 to sell or trade. I also have some rejected roughs. Contact me if you might be interested.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on November 16, 2010, 06:23:06 AM
And here's a recent Off the Mark strip spoofing product placement - Even if it isn't Wacky Packages leaning...
(http://s1.postimage.org/2morjtzwk/Picture_952.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2morjtzwk/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on December 04, 2010, 06:05:10 PM
Did you like the latest Off the Mark November 29-December 4, 2010 Wacky Packages week? These ones are the best in my opinion:

1) What's in a bag spoofing a Mexican chain:
(http://s4.postimage.org/2i2gvx06c/Picture_972.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2i2gvx06c/)

2) Christmas related:
(http://s4.postimage.org/2i2ni2e5g/Picture_973.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2i2ni2e5g/)

3) Belated Halloween related:
(http://s1.postimage.org/ni1e5mys/Picture_974.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ni1e5mys/)
(Does the vampire kid on the Wacky Pack resemble Eddie Munster?)

4) And finally:
(http://s1.postimage.org/ni6crog4/Picture_975.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ni6crog4/)
(Does this Colonel Sanders parody on the Wacky Pack look like a cross between the Colonel and a cyclops, and has a smile in the style of MAD Magazine's Alfred E. Newman?)

The ones from the week that didn't make the cut for me were the Snickers spoof (Slickers) and the Kleenex spoof (Grossnex).

I hope Mark Parisi does a few more Off the Mark Wacky Packages week strips in 2011.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on March 18, 2011, 05:59:16 AM
Did you notice this March 17, 2011 Off the Mark strip with many breakfast cereal mascots?
(http://s4.postimage.org/2tcks1u1w/Picture_1000.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2tcks1u1w/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on June 01, 2011, 10:38:14 AM
My comic, "off the mark" has been added to gocomics.com

The reason I bring it up, is I want to draw attention to an image I included in my banner. It's a baby sticking Wacky Packages everywhere.
http://www.gocomics.com/offthemark
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Porkie on June 01, 2011, 10:46:02 AM
My comic, "off the mark" has been added to gocomics.com

The reason I bring it up, is I want to draw attention to an image I included in my banner. It's a baby sticking Wacky Packages everywhere.
http://www.gocomics.com/offthemark

Ha! Love it!  :great:
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Plan 9 on June 01, 2011, 05:53:24 PM
My comic, "off the mark" has been added to gocomics.com

The reason I bring it up, is I want to draw attention to an image I included in my banner. It's a baby sticking Wacky Packages everywhere.
http://www.gocomics.com/offthemark
Excellent idea!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on June 02, 2011, 01:47:47 PM
My comic, "off the mark" has been added to gocomics.com

The reason I bring it up, is I want to draw attention to an image I included in my banner. It's a baby sticking Wacky Packages everywhere.
http://www.gocomics.com/offthemark

Glad to see Off the Mark moved from now gone Comics.com to gocomics.com - This is because Universal Uclick merged with United Feature Syndicate/United Media?

Can't wait for the next Wacky Packages weekthis Summer in Off the Mark...
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on July 07, 2011, 08:42:56 PM
Have you noticed the July 7, 2011 Off the Mark strip with Mark Parisi's take (not Wacky Package like?) of a comic strip by Richard Thompson called "Cul De Sac" but calling it "Cult De Sac"?
(http://s1.postimage.org/1nb272mys/Picture.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1nb272mys/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Porkie on July 08, 2011, 11:57:01 AM
Have you noticed the July 7, 2011 Off the Mark strip with Mark Parisi's take (not Wacky Package like?) of a comic strip by Richard Thompson called "Cul De Sac" but calling it "Cult De Sac"?
(http://s1.postimage.org/1nb272mys/Picture.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1nb272mys/)


I saw it, but I did not understand the inside joke.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on July 08, 2011, 12:25:44 PM
The Cul De Sac comic strip characters are in a religious cult or something like that.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on July 08, 2011, 12:39:05 PM
It was my contribution to Team Cul De Sac. The concept is that cartoonists parody the comic, Cul De Sac, by the amazing Richard Thompson. The cartoons will then be assembled into a book and auctioned off to raise money for Parkinson's. Thompson has Parkinson's.

I went with "Cult" De Sac. Alice is the cult leader on her famous manhole cover... Petey is sacrificing Danders. I think it helps the more you know about the strip.

Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on July 08, 2011, 09:57:12 PM
It was my contribution to Team Cul De Sac. The concept is that cartoonists parody the comic, Cul De Sac, by the amazing Richard Thompson. The cartoons will then be assembled into a book and auctioned off to raise money for Parkinson's. Thompson has Parkinson's.

I went with "Cult" De Sac. Alice is the cult leader on her famous manhole cover... Petey is sacrificing Danders. I think it helps the more you know about the strip.



What other cartoonists are planning or have planned to parody the Cul De Sac comic strip, Mark?
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on July 09, 2011, 06:43:15 AM
What other cartoonists are planning or have planned to parody the Cul De Sac comic strip, Mark?

Lots and lots have done it. Some were done a individual pieces as opposed to being included in published strips. Bill Watterson even sent in a painting.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Lavirus on July 13, 2011, 11:56:19 AM
It was my contribution to Team Cul De Sac. The concept is that cartoonists parody the comic, Cul De Sac, by the amazing Richard Thompson. The cartoons will then be assembled into a book and auctioned off to raise money for Parkinson's. Thompson has Parkinson's.

Oh crap, I didn't know that! I discovered Cul De Sac this spring and it's frickin' great! Man, I hope he can get treatment and keep working.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: RawGoo on July 14, 2011, 04:16:26 AM
Lots and lots have done it. Some were done a individual pieces as opposed to being included in published strips. Bill Watterson even sent in a painting.

Another strip I'll have to Google, since it's not in my daily newspaper.  Awesome that Bill Watterson contributed!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on July 14, 2011, 11:30:01 AM
Just like Peanuts, Doonesbury, The Far Side, Calvin and Hobbes and Dilbert defined their generations, I think Cul De Sac belongs right there with them.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on August 08, 2011, 01:10:55 PM
I know there's no new Off the Mark Wacky Packages Week yet, but notice this August 8, 2011 Off the Mark strip done by Mark Parisi featuring a couple of advertising icons getting the third degree or something like that over the Pillsbury Doughboy?
(http://s3.postimage.org/1ux89hah0/Picture_1162.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1ux89hah0/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on August 20, 2011, 07:00:21 PM
The August 15-20, 2011 Off the Mark strip had another Wacky Packages week, besides the unused for ANS8 drawing of Peepsi Cola seen in the main Wacky Packages ANS8 thread, the others in that week were Cheez-Itch (August 15), Bumble Beep (August 16 - Features an appearance of Wile E. Coyote on the Wacky Package), Tootsie Troll (August 18 - The troll reminded me of Miss Piggy from the Muppets), I Am dog food (August 19), and Cherios (August 20). All made the cut for me and on gocomics.com I added them to MY FAVORITE COMICS area.

I hope Mark does another Wacky Packages week in Off the Mark before 2011 is over.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Dr Popper on August 21, 2011, 07:53:33 AM
The August 15-20, 2011 Off the Mark strip had another Wacky Packages week, besides the unused for ANS8 drawing of Peepsi Cola seen in the main Wacky Packages ANS8 thread, the others in that week were Cheez-Itch (August 15), Bumble Beep (August 16 - Features an appearance of Wile E. Coyote on the Wacky Package), Tootsie Troll (August 18 - The troll reminded me of Miss Piggy from the Muppets), I Am dog food (August 19), and Cherios (August 20). All made the cut for me and on gocomics.com I added them to MY FAVORITE COMICS area.

I hope Mark does another Wacky Packages week in Off the Mark before 2011 is over.

Do you have any pics of these or links to them?
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on August 21, 2011, 10:34:47 AM

(http://s4.postimage.org/1bvye1ig4/Picture_1187.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1bvye1ig4/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Dr Popper on August 21, 2011, 11:29:07 AM
(http://s4.postimage.org/1bvye1ig4/Picture_1187.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1bvye1ig4/)


good job, thanks! 
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on August 30, 2011, 08:08:47 AM
I don't know if Mark plans another Off the Mark Wacky Packages Week before 2011 is over, but did you notice in the August 29, 2011 Off the Mark strip that if you like that Package Parodies take of the Beatles' Abbey Road 8 track tape album as "Eatles Flabby Road", here's Mark's take on the Beatles' Abbey Road with 4 cows and an Arby's...
(http://s4.postimage.org/1fu9xk3xg/Picture_1162.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1fu9xk3xg/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 31, 2011, 09:57:24 AM
I don't think there will be another Wacky Packages week until next year for Off the Mark, but in honor of Halloween, here's a funny Halloween Off The Mark cartoon from Halloween 2011 where the extra caffiene in candy could have leaned into a Wacky Package:
(http://s7.postimage.org/jkzm6h66f/Picture_1225.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/jkzm6h66f/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on November 22, 2011, 08:14:46 PM
Remember the ANS1 Wacky Package take on the Grand Theft Auto video game called "Grand Theft Audio" (done by Tom Bunk), this November 22, 2011 Off the Mark strip by Mark Parisi features a dog playing a "Grand Theft Auto" spoof called "Grand Theft Dinner"!:
(http://s9.postimage.org/hdqyr2ke3/Picture_1254.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hdqyr2ke3/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on December 17, 2011, 05:38:44 AM
Guess what? Today's December 17, 2011 Off the Mark comic strip by Mark Parisi contains a Wacky Package Christmas related thing that doesn't spoof a real product (shade of original sticker series 11 "Decay Toothpaste"?):
(http://s7.postimage.org/i9429wlfb/001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/i9429wlfb/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on December 21, 2011, 06:21:04 PM
Here's a recent Christmas cartoon I did. I don't color the daily ones, someone at the syndicate adds the color. Look what they did with the package inside the stocking. They got the colors right! I wonder if it was a lucky guess.

http://www.gocomics.com/offthemark/2011/12/21
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on January 25, 2012, 08:43:40 PM
The January 24, 2012 Off the Mark strip by Mark Parisi has what might or might not be a Wacky Package take on the GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO book:
(http://s7.postimage.org/xe66v238n/002.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xe66v238n/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on February 11, 2012, 07:42:53 PM
The Feb. 11, 2012 Off the Mark strip by Mark Parisi features some kind of parody title of the CGI Dreamworks Puss in Boots movie that could be used for a second set of Wacky Packages Go To The Movies Blu-Ray disc stickers subset if one is agreed on for a planned in mid 2012 Wacky Packages ANS9:
(http://s13.postimage.org/pxzhbyunn/001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/pxzhbyunn/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Jean Nutty on April 08, 2012, 02:12:32 AM

(http://www.offthemarkcartoons.com/cartoons/2010-04-16.gif)

Love the message - here is some Easter fun from off the mark!

               (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/OffTheMarkEaster.png)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on April 08, 2012, 06:16:36 AM
(http://www.offthemarkcartoons.com/cartoons/2010-04-16.gif)

Love the message - here is some Easter fun from off the mark!

               (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/OffTheMarkEaster.png)

Nice Off the Mark Easter cartoons, this year's O.T.M. Easter cartoon on April 8, 2012 features an appearance by Sam-I-Am from Green Eggs and Ham taking the green eggs from the Easter Bunny!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on April 19, 2012, 10:28:02 AM
From the April 18, 2012 Off the Mark, not really a Wacky Package take on Angry Birds...
(http://s16.postimage.org/kvh3fo1f5/001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/kvh3fo1f5/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Playbug on April 19, 2012, 07:01:00 PM
I especially like the Tootsie Troll, Dying Eggs, Egg Hunt, Kringle and the Re-Stocking Fee. Great stuff. Signed up for the daily comic.  :D
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Hustler08 on April 20, 2012, 01:04:19 PM
Here's a recent Christmas cartoon I did. I don't color the daily ones, someone at the syndicate adds the color. Look what they did with the package inside the stocking. They got the colors right! I wonder if it was a lucky guess.

http://www.gocomics.com/offthemark/2011/12/21

Dude,

The Other day my sixth grade twins came home with a language arts quiz with YOUR "Off the Mark" cartoons on them in which they had to decide, based on the cartoon, what word it depicted based on the definition....I think one was "imply"?? they didn't do so well...I told them that I would get the latest MP cartoons so we could get a jump on the teacher who obviously is a BIG FAN!! So now your cartoons are molding the minds of kids...very nice...i will post a picture of the quiz if i get a chance...maybe I could get my kids xtra-credit by getting you to meet their teacher... :] :] :]

PS "You've infultrated the school system" - how Wacky is that????

Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on April 21, 2012, 08:08:07 PM
I especially like the Tootsie Troll, Dying Eggs, Egg Hunt, Kringle and the Re-Stocking Fee. Great stuff. Signed up for the daily comic.  :D

Thanks!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on April 21, 2012, 08:13:04 PM
Dude,

The Other day my sixth grade twins came home with a language arts quiz with YOUR "Off the Mark" cartoons on them in which they had to decide, based on the cartoon, what word it depicted based on the definition....I think one was "imply"?? they didn't do so well...I told them that I would get the latest MP cartoons so we could get a jump on the teacher who obviously is a BIG FAN!! So now your cartoons are molding the minds of kids...very nice...i will post a picture of the quiz if i get a chance...maybe I could get my kids xtra-credit by getting you to meet their teacher... :] :] :]

PS "You've infultrated the school system" - how Wacky is that????


I'd love to see the quiz. And I'd be happy to meet the your kids' teacher to get them extra credit... cute, young, female teacher, right?
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: BumChex on April 21, 2012, 11:14:13 PM
I'd love to see the quiz. And I'd be happy to meet the your kids' teacher to get them extra credit... cute, young, female teacher, right?


I heard she eats paste...LOL well, if you're into that sort of thing 8)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Jean Nutty on April 22, 2012, 03:35:15 AM

So now your cartoons are molding the minds of kids...

Gurgle is molding the minds of children!

As it should be, with Pre-chewed MUSH

GRADE ďAĒ SLOPPY
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on May 05, 2012, 08:09:54 PM
Even though ANS9 won't be out for another 2 and a 1/2 months, this week's April 30-May 5, 2012 Off the Mark strips make up another Wacky Package week, here are the entries for that week below:
(http://s10.postimage.org/4s844zvgl/009.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4s844zvgl/)

And, there may be another Off the Mark Wacky Packages week before 2012 is over.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Playbug on May 06, 2012, 08:08:59 PM
Even though ANS9 won't be out for another 2 and a 1/2 months, this week's April 30-May 5, 2012 Off the Mark strips make up another Wacky Package week, here are the entries for that week below:
(http://s10.postimage.org/4s844zvgl/009.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4s844zvgl/)

And, there may be another Off the Mark Wacky Packages week before 2012 is over.

Those are great, really dig 5 hour enemy and oxe, but they are all exceptional and make me smile.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on May 10, 2012, 04:28:20 PM
Those are great, really dig 5 hour enemy and oxe, but they are all exceptional and make me smile.

Thanks. They were unaccepted concepts and it's good to have another avenue in which to use them.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Jean Nutty on May 11, 2012, 07:31:23 AM
They were unaccepted concepts and it's good to have another avenue in which to use them.

Unaccepted by some but not ALL!

Sorry to be redundant, but 5 Hour Enemy is the funniest thing Iíve seen in a long time! All week Iíve been laughing at that gag, and it keeps on giving. I swear it deserves some type of trophy. In my book, this is one of those rare gems that doesn't come around often. I think someone at Topps was distracted and checking their phone when this concept passed over the editing table. OK, Iíve heaped enough burning coals upon your head.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: BumChex on May 11, 2012, 09:53:39 AM
Thanks. They were unaccepted concepts and it's good to have another avenue in which to use them.

So are you saying you found a way to take a week off? HaHa :great:
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on May 11, 2012, 12:14:39 PM
Taken from the May 10, 2012 Off the Mark strip: The opposite (not Wacky Package leaning or something like that) of Mr. Clean...
(http://s16.postimage.org/qphvz47dd/001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/qphvz47dd/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on May 11, 2012, 01:40:02 PM
Unaccepted by some but not ALL!

Sorry to be redundant, but 5 Hour Enemy is the funniest thing Iíve seen in a long time! All week Iíve been laughing at that gag, and it keeps on giving. I swear it deserves some type of trophy. In my book, this is one of those rare gems that doesn't come around often. I think someone at Topps was distracted and checking their phone when this concept passed over the editing table. OK, Iíve heaped enough burning coals upon your head.


Thanks! I'll take those coals any day!

I think they don't like when the package itself is alive. The original concept for 8 Up had a living can devouring the person but they asked me to change the gag so the can wasn't alive.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on May 11, 2012, 01:41:32 PM
So are you saying you found a way to take a week off? HaHa :great:

That's exactly right! When I get behind, those unused concepts bail out my ass.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Playbug on May 21, 2012, 01:38:41 PM
Thanks. They were unaccepted concepts and it's good to have another avenue in which to use them.

Wow, unaccepted concepts? Thanks for sharing them here they are accepted. I wonder what the actual reasoning is for each one being "unacceptable". I know it's not worth getting hung up on, but is may be entertaining to know.

 
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on May 28, 2012, 11:27:59 AM
Have you noticed the July 7, 2011 Off the Mark strip with Mark Parisi's take (not Wacky Package like?) of a comic strip by Richard Thompson called "Cul De Sac" but calling it "Cult De Sac"?
(http://s1.postimage.org/1nb272mys/Picture.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1nb272mys/)


And now, recently on May 27, 2012 there's an Off the Mark Sunday strip featuring a Cul De Sac character appearance at the BETTY RUBBLE CENTER:
(http://s15.postimage.org/rq2yx3v5z/007.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/rq2yx3v5z/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on May 31, 2012, 06:31:52 PM
The May 31, 2012 Mark Parisi Off the Mark strip features some gag that should have been a current Wacky Packages ANS entry spoofing the Tetris video game:
(http://s13.postimage.org/msbpnl803/001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/msbpnl803/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on June 03, 2012, 08:20:54 PM
If anyone is interested, Heritage is auctioning off a lot of original cartoon art. Cartoonists donated their work in honor or Richard Thomas (Cul de Sac cartoonist and Parkinson's sufferer) to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. It's for a good cause and it looks like some of it could go very affordably.

Here's mine:
http://comics.ha.com/common/search_results.php?Ntk=SI_Titles&Ntt=parisi&Nty=1&N=52+793+794+791+1893+792+2088+4294953918+1067&chkNotSold=0

Here are all of them:
http://comics.ha.com/common/search_results.php?N=52+793+794+791+1893+792+2088+4294953918
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on June 17, 2012, 06:05:24 AM
I even notice every Father's Day (even this year despite Bil "Family Circus" Keane's death in November 2011) Mark forces his family to come up with ideas while Billy of the Family Circus still has a grudge or something like that.

Now if only Billy of the Family Circus got his own Wacky Package idea...
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on July 07, 2012, 12:14:56 PM
From today's July 7, 2012 Off the Mark starip by Mark Parisi, though it isn't Wacky Packages related, something to take out water of grape drink mix...
(http://s9.postimage.org/y8hkldh2j/001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/y8hkldh2j/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on July 23, 2012, 12:26:53 PM
From today's July 23, 2012 Off the Mark strip by Mark Parisi, remember Wacky Packages ANS8's Green Eggs and Ham Wacky Package parody called "Grenades and Ham"? This should have been another "Green Eggs and Ham" Wacky Package take:
(http://s12.postimage.org/sbpjtdyuh/003.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/sbpjtdyuh/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on August 02, 2012, 06:02:58 AM
The August 1, 2012 Off the Mark strip features a somewhat wacky take on 2% milk!:
(http://s15.postimage.org/tq2i7z10n/002.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tq2i7z10n/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on August 04, 2012, 06:37:32 PM
The August 1, 2012 Off the Mark strip features a somewhat wacky take on 2% milk!:
(http://s15.postimage.org/tq2i7z10n/002.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/tq2i7z10n/)


Actually this is a rerun of a 1993 Off the Mark cartoon from the annual rerun week.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on August 17, 2012, 03:06:05 PM
From the August 17, 2012 Off the Mark strip, something that should have been in the planned but cancelled Wacky Packages ANS4 Looney Logos subset:
(http://s13.postimage.org/62xyjtqjn/002.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/62xyjtqjn/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 14, 2012, 12:21:07 PM
Not Wacky Related somewhat from the October 14, 2012 Off the Mark comic strip, but does it remind you of the 1960's-1970's years when gas pumps had at most gas station chains custom blended style systems (like Sunoco's Sun Dial Service and later Sunoco's Penny Pinching Pump?):

(http://s8.postimage.org/um1gyaoep/004.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/um1gyaoep/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: BumChex on October 14, 2012, 08:44:32 PM
Not Wacky Related somewhat from the October 14, 2012 Off the Mark comic strip, but does it remind you of the 1960's-1970's years when gas pumps had at most gas station chains custom blended style systems (like Sunoco's Sun Dial Service and later Sunoco's Penny Pinching Pump?):

(http://s8.postimage.org/um1gyaoep/004.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/um1gyaoep/)


I don't follow you? You get 3 choices at the pump now. No special blends unless you consider octane or corn. Well, there is diesel so that could be a blend....
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 20, 2012, 06:24:19 PM
The October 15-20, 2012 Mark Parisi Off The Mark comic strip had Halloween leaning Wacky Packages drawings for the week, I posted 3 of them on the 2012 Wacky Halloween Postcards thread, one of them on the ANS9 thread, and now here are the other 2 for the week here. One spoofs Sunkist, the other spoofs a Hollister T-shirt (Mark told me in a e-mail that Hollister is a popular clothing line for teens):
(http://s18.postimage.org/cf8p205d1/003.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/cf8p205d1/)

I hope there's another Wacky Packages week in Off The Mark sometime in 2013 if not before 2012 is over.

And a final tidbit: The Howlester shirt that spoofs Hollister shirts could have been the 3rd. Wacky Packages T-shirt spoof joining 2 from the 1991 Wacky Packages series - Sick Tracy and Barf Wimpson.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 27, 2012, 05:15:50 PM
Here's an October 27, 2012 Halloween related Mark Parisi Off The Mark comic strip that should have been considered a Wacky Package entry in the ill fated 1991 revival:
(http://s7.postimage.org/4lgvbvxef/002.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/4lgvbvxef/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on November 04, 2012, 07:30:38 AM
A November 3, 2012 Off The Mark strip by Mark Parisi - should this have been an idea for a Wacky Package ANS entry?:
(http://s17.postimage.org/7gdsdn0t7/003.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7gdsdn0t7/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on November 10, 2012, 02:57:17 PM
Mark Parisi's November 10, 2012 Off the Mark strip shows a not Wacky Package leaning book never written:
(http://s14.postimage.org/e6eozwvel/003.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/e6eozwvel/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on November 16, 2012, 05:27:27 PM
The November 16, 2012 Mark Parisi Off The Mark strip uses a real product of Axe and not a Wacky Package version tied to this Thanksgiving related cartoon:

(http://s10.postimage.org/64bufmddh/002.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/64bufmddh/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: paste_anyplace on January 01, 2013, 03:11:23 PM
Pics of cartoonists' work spaces including Schulz, Mauldin, Kirby, Aragones... and Parisi!

http://david-wasting-paper.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-little-cartoonist-eye-candy-for-new.html
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Jean Nutty on January 01, 2013, 03:28:41 PM
Pics of cartoonists' work spaces including Schulz, Mauldin, Kirby, Aragones... and Parisi!

http://david-wasting-paper.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-little-cartoonist-eye-candy-for-new.html

Cool article!

I wonder if the big rolling Craftsman tool boxes contain power saws and nail guns, or sets of color ink pens

And the cat peering through the window. Is her name Fancy Feet or Zit Kat?
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on January 19, 2013, 07:17:41 PM
This January 19, 2013 Mark Parisi OFF THE MARK comic strip features a funny take on FUNYUNS in it:
(http://s8.postimage.org/5rcvj7acx/001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5rcvj7acx/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on March 05, 2013, 08:15:28 PM
Remember the ANS2 Wacky Package take on Spongebob Squarepants called Soggybottom Wetpants? The March 4, 2013 Off the Mark strip has a Spongebob Squarepants parody of its own...
(http://s24.postimage.org/hmpbl1to1/004.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/hmpbl1to1/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Jean Nutty on March 06, 2013, 07:05:48 AM
Remember the ANS2 Wacky Package take on Spongebob Squarepants called Soggybottom Wetpants?

I had totally forgotten about that title and had to Google it

I think itís funny when a fat chick wears skinny jeans. Especially when they are low cut at the waist and everyone can see their pencil holder
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on April 21, 2013, 06:42:32 AM
Regarding this April 18, 2013 Mark Parisi Off the Mark comic strip which is not Wacky related but yet to see the first of at least 1 or 2 Wacky Packages weeks, do these Pez dispenser heads resemble heads that should have been in Garbage Pail Kids entries? (I bet Mark Parisi didn't do roughs for the Garbage Pail Kids Brand New Series 1 and 2 going on 3 or more):
(http://s13.postimg.org/5gsgfyheb/004.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5gsgfyheb/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on May 04, 2013, 03:46:43 PM
This week - April 29 - May 4, 2013 was another Off The Mark Wacky Packages week with these Wacky Packages entries done by Mark Parisi (He is working on Wacky Packages ANS11 entries and plans more Off The Mark Wacky Packages weeks in the months to come):
(http://s9.postimg.org/ecojc05zf/001.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ecojc05zf/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: DrSushi on May 04, 2013, 08:37:57 PM
This week - April 29 - May 4, 2013 was another Off The Mark Wacky Packages week with these Wacky Packages entries done by Mark Parisi (He is working on Wacky Packages ANS11 entries and plans more Off The Mark Wacky Packages weeks in the months to come):
(http://s9.postimg.org/ecojc05zf/001.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ecojc05zf/)


LOVE Work-doh and Mr. Pepper! What's Topps thinking?
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on May 05, 2013, 05:53:03 AM
I think South Pork should have made the ANS8 Wacky DVD's subset.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on May 10, 2013, 09:12:59 PM
Here's an Off The Mark comic strip from May 8, 2013 that you may think is a wacky take on the famous Skee-Ball arcade game or something like that:
(http://s9.postimg.org/yjwdcvoor/001.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yjwdcvoor/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on June 01, 2013, 07:09:38 PM
This Mark Parisi Off The Mark comic strip from June 1, 2013 is a wacky hybrid of a WINDMILL!:
(http://s23.postimg.org/8s8ozip5z/006.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8s8ozip5z/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on June 03, 2013, 08:16:37 PM
Something funny non Wacky Package related for the June 3, 2013 Off the Mark strip by Mark Parisi:

(http://s14.postimg.org/tnbvn3gj1/001.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tnbvn3gj1/)

I wonder, can you make yourself into a Wacky Package even if it isn't TOPPS ARTISTS ON DEMAND (since Mark Parisi refused to take part in it anyway)?
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Jean Nutty on June 03, 2013, 09:28:20 PM

I wonder, can you make yourself into a Wacky Package even if it isn't TOPPS ARTISTS ON DEMAND (since Mark Parisi refused to take part in it anyway)?


Gurgleís on strike?!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: RawGoo on June 11, 2013, 07:03:01 PM
Gurgleís on strike?!

Sure hope not!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Zenergizer on June 12, 2013, 09:44:17 AM
Something funny non Wacky Package related for the June 3, 2013 Off the Mark strip by Mark Parisi:

(http://s14.postimg.org/tnbvn3gj1/001.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tnbvn3gj1/)

I wonder, can you make yourself into a Wacky Package even if it isn't TOPPS ARTISTS ON DEMAND (since Mark Parisi refused to take part in it anyway)?


My curiosity is killing me...did Mark announce to people in public that he, in fact, refused to take
part in the sketches?  Or is just mumbo-jumbo, again?
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on June 15, 2013, 08:20:35 PM
Yes, Mark Parisi is not taking part in the July Artists on Demand Topps Wacky Packages project, that's his decision.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on June 16, 2013, 01:13:07 PM
The June 16, 2013 Off the Mark Sunday strip in honor of Father's Day with Mark Parisi's family giving him ideas (which Billy from the Family Circus despises) that Mark draws - One of them is a pun on the Off The Mark strip!
(http://s9.postimg.org/8ggyi0ql7/002.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8ggyi0ql7/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on June 16, 2013, 06:23:46 PM

I wonder, can you make yourself into a Wacky Package even if it isn't TOPPS ARTISTS ON DEMAND (since Mark Parisi refused to take part in it anyway)?

What? Please don't spread false rumors. I wasn't asked to participate in the Artist's On Demand thing, I did not refuse anything. You asked me and in email and I told you that. Please, no mumbo jumbo.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on June 16, 2013, 06:25:14 PM
Yes, Mark Parisi is not taking part in the July Artists on Demand Topps Wacky Packages project, that's his decision.

Stop it! Topps chose a few artists and I did not even know about it.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on June 16, 2013, 06:26:14 PM
LOVE Work-doh and Mr. Pepper! What's Topps thinking?

I thought those were shoe-ins and was quite disappointed when they were rejected.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: MadMike on June 16, 2013, 09:16:48 PM
Hey Mark...Your daily calendar is a big hit at my work.  I bought several at Christmas to give to friends at work and we get a kick out of it everyday.

Excellent work!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Zenergizer on June 17, 2013, 04:35:10 AM
What? Please don't spread false rumors. I wasn't asked to participate in the Artist's On Demand thing, I did not refuse anything. You asked me and in email and I told you that. Please, no mumbo jumbo.

Thanks, Mark.   ;)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: DrSushi on June 17, 2013, 04:57:54 AM
I thought those were shoe-ins and was quite disappointed when they were rejected.
I bet if the Shoe had the final say, they'd have gotten in.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Jean Nutty on June 17, 2013, 11:38:25 AM
I bet if the Shoe had the final say, they'd have gotten in.

Shoe always puts his best foot forward

Check out these soupy sneakers

                            (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/Shoes_zps954bf262.png)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on June 17, 2013, 03:38:46 PM

Check out these soupy sneakers

wow - those must be Warhol originals - just like that Campy magnet that was on ebay   ;)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on June 28, 2013, 12:49:59 PM
A recent June 26, 2013 Off the Mark strip by Mark Parisi featured a wacky (not package) combination on zucchini and Kool-Aid (or lemonade or something like that):
(http://s10.postimg.org/5606dsupx/002.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5606dsupx/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on July 15, 2013, 06:12:26 AM
Remember Wacky Packages ANS2's Goodbye Kitty? Here in this July 15, 2013 Off the Mark strip is a funny Hello Kitty takeoff:
(http://s22.postimg.org/4tmk6mp4t/001.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4tmk6mp4t/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on July 26, 2013, 01:26:43 PM
The July 26, 2013 Mark Parisi Off The Mark strip features a wacky take on Hamburger Helper in it:
(http://s13.postimg.org/5vk91asur/003.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5vk91asur/)


And though I was late with this, this July 21, 2013 Sunday Off The Mark strip mentions Mark Parisi's last name:
(http://s16.postimg.org/8fc491hup/004.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8fc491hup/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: bigtomi on July 26, 2013, 04:57:39 PM
(http://s16.postimg.org/8fc491hup/004.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8fc491hup/)
LOL! Really clever!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on August 03, 2013, 06:41:56 PM
The July 29-August 3, 2013 episodes of Mark Parisi's Off the Mark was another Wacky Packages week. I posted the original concept of Might Be Dog from ANS10 in the ANS10 spoilers thread, now here are the other 5 Wacky Packages Parisi entries for that week (One is a book spoof, one is a video game spoof, and one is a spoof of a product which like Hostess was removed this past Fall but is about to return to store shelves before 2013 is over):
(http://s24.postimg.org/efqi8veup/001.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/efqi8veup/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on August 05, 2013, 06:03:18 AM
Following last week's Mark Parisi's Off the Mark Wacky Packages week, this August 5, 2013 Off the Mark strip guest starring Charlie Brown and Lucy from Peanuts has a KICKSTARTER parody that should have made a Wacky web site spoof or an ANS Awful App:
(http://s11.postimg.org/nvrpba94v/001.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nvrpba94v/)

Also, did you know Mark Parisi was recently spotlighted on an episode of a local WCVB ABC 5 Boston, MA. TV show called "Connect 5" in an episode regarding comics?
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on August 07, 2013, 12:59:20 PM

Also, did you know Mark Parisi was recently spotlighted on an episode of a local WCVB ABC 5 Boston, MA. TV show called "Connect 5" in an episode regarding comics?

The show is called "Chronicle." (Connect 5??) I mentioned Wacky Packages at the end.
http://www.wcvb.com/chronicle/Superman-Turns-75/-/12523032/21278160/-/11phrfy/-/index.html
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: bigtomi on August 07, 2013, 02:12:01 PM
Connect 5??
Pretty sneaky, Mark.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: BumChex on August 07, 2013, 03:31:36 PM
The show is called "Chronicle." (Connect 5??) I mentioned Wacky Packages at the end.
http://www.wcvb.com/chronicle/Superman-Turns-75/-/12523032/21278160/-/11phrfy/-/index.html

Pretty cool! So you gave up art for tracing...LOL
I couldn't quite figure out what you were doing there. Are you copying them over for another project?
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: lucidjc on August 07, 2013, 06:33:30 PM
Pretty cool! So you gave up art for tracing...LOL
I couldn't quite figure out what you were doing there. Are you copying them over for another project?


Thats not tracing, thats inking. Pencil sketch first, then ink over.  ;)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: BumChex on August 07, 2013, 09:21:26 PM

Thats not tracing, thats inking. Pencil sketch first, then ink over.  ;)

Are you sure? From the video it looked like tracing. I could be completely wrong though. I love Marks humor and I'm just making a feeble attempt at being funny. :]
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on August 08, 2013, 05:34:48 AM
Are you sure? From the video it looked like tracing. I could be completely wrong though. I love Marks humor and I'm just making a feeble attempt at being funny. :]
don't ever call an inker a tracer...  :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epHCMiCtt3M
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on August 11, 2013, 09:11:13 AM
Are you sure? From the video it looked like tracing. I could be completely wrong though. I love Marks humor and I'm just making a feeble attempt at being funny. :]

I'm inking over the pencil drawing, not tracing. And I must have had stage fright as I usually draw faster than that.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: crackedjerk on August 20, 2013, 06:10:41 AM
The show is called "Chronicle." (Connect 5??) I mentioned Wacky Packages at the end.
http://www.wcvb.com/chronicle/Superman-Turns-75/-/12523032/21278160/-/11phrfy/-/index.html

Very cool, Mark.  Thanks for posting!  I'm glad I had the chance to see it.  Next time, however, I say they move the Superman bit to the end and feature you at the beginning!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 10, 2013, 06:34:09 AM
Remember the ANS10 bonus sticker of the Wacky Package movie spoofing "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" as "The Woman With the Draggin' Tattoo"? Here by Mark Parisi could have been another T.G.W.T.D.T. spoof:
(http://s24.postimg.org/5ir0jp5g1/003.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5ir0jp5g1/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on October 10, 2013, 06:42:31 AM
this is actually a spoof of a masterpiece painting by Vermeer  - Girl with Pearl Earring

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/66/Johannes_Vermeer_%281632-1675%29_-_The_Girl_With_The_Pearl_Earring_%281665%29.jpg/168px-Johannes_Vermeer_%281632-1675%29_-_The_Girl_With_The_Pearl_Earring_%281665%29.jpg)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Porkie on October 10, 2013, 10:16:40 AM
this is actually a spoof of a masterpiece painting by Vermeer  - Girl with Pearl Earring

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/66/Johannes_Vermeer_%281632-1675%29_-_The_Girl_With_The_Pearl_Earring_%281665%29.jpg/168px-Johannes_Vermeer_%281632-1675%29_-_The_Girl_With_The_Pearl_Earring_%281665%29.jpg)

One of my favorite paintings. Stunning. So much captured in a single snapshot of time - painted by hand - roughly 350 years before digital cameras were everywhere. Interesting how it conveys more than countless digital photos on the net.

The quickie information on Vermeer on Wikipedia is worth a look imo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermeer - check out that self-portrait (part of a painting) - eerie how it looks like a photograph - amazing work.


Back to topic:

I check out Mark's comics almost every day - two recent favorites of mine:

http://www.gocomics.com/offthemark/2013/10/02
http://www.gocomics.com/offthemark/2013/10/03
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on November 08, 2013, 06:41:33 AM
The November 7, 2013 Off the Mark strip by Mark Parisi features some kind of art spoof (but not Wacky Packages style):
(http://s21.postimg.org/y66zcxshf/001.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/y66zcxshf/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on November 08, 2013, 08:04:42 AM
The November 7, 2013 Off the Mark strip by Mark Parisi features some kind of art spoof (but not Wacky Packages style):
(http://s21.postimg.org/y66zcxshf/001.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/y66zcxshf/)

spoof of Marcel Duchamp's 'Nude Descending a Staircase'.  Wacky Packages Modern Masterpieces sub-set anyone?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c0/Duchamp_-_Nude_Descending_a_Staircase.jpg/144px-Duchamp_-_Nude_Descending_a_Staircase.jpg)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: ratchet007 on November 08, 2013, 12:41:26 PM
spoof of Marcel Duchamp's 'Nude Descending a Staircase'.  Wacky Packages Modern Masterpieces sub-set anyone?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c0/Duchamp_-_Nude_Descending_a_Staircase.jpg/144px-Duchamp_-_Nude_Descending_a_Staircase.jpg)

How do you even know this????
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Jean Nutty on November 08, 2013, 03:53:13 PM
How do you even know this????

Heís Fanatical
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Alexeirex on November 08, 2013, 04:04:23 PM
How do you even know this????

Pretty famous work of art....it was even in a Disney movie once as the answer to a collegiate bowl game scene...the students
all stared at the painting afterwards to try to see the 'nude'
A
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: sco(o)t on November 08, 2013, 04:09:36 PM
Heís Fanatical

Smacks of the vanishing liberal arts education... You know, being all well-rounded and knowledgable about many worldly things.  Freak.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: ratchet007 on November 08, 2013, 04:40:48 PM
Pretty famous work of art....it was even in a Disney movie once as the answer to a collegiate bowl game scene...the students
all stared at the painting afterwards to try to see the 'nude'
A
Makes me feel horribly inadequate.   :'(
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: BumChex on November 08, 2013, 11:27:47 PM
Makes me feel horribly inadequate.   :'(

Don't beat yourself up. I had no idea what it was either. :great:
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: RawGoo on November 09, 2013, 12:37:49 AM
How do you even know this????

Funny, I knew the art as well, although I couldn't remember the artist's name.  I took a fine arts class as one of my required non-technical electives in college.  My boss has the same Art History book - maybe it's an engineering school thing?
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on November 23, 2013, 07:58:00 PM
Though not Wacky Package related, the November 23, 2013 Off the Mark strip by Mark Parisi featured a funny hybrid of turkey and yogurt that I wish had a Wacky Package take for a Dannon product:
(http://s15.postimg.org/msh8fsogn/001.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/msh8fsogn/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: andyg on November 25, 2013, 02:05:08 PM
Not to derail the thread, but there is another Mark Parisi that has been in the news recently. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/06/mark-parisi_n_4223070.html
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: BumChex on November 25, 2013, 03:01:07 PM
Not to derail the thread, but there is another Mark Parisi that has been in the news recently. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/06/mark-parisi_n_4223070.html

That's funny!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: MadMike on November 25, 2013, 08:17:47 PM
That guy is a nut. <---- singular
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: DrSushi on November 26, 2013, 07:17:34 AM
That guy is a nut. <---- singular
But he always has a ball!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Jean Nutty on November 26, 2013, 07:32:16 AM
But he always has a ball!

rim shot!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: DrSushi on November 26, 2013, 07:45:15 AM
rim shot!
It takes a lot of cajone for someone to do that.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: RaMpB on November 29, 2013, 02:30:19 AM
You are so friggin' on the mark! Love your gags love your art!


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Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: RaMpB on November 29, 2013, 06:54:20 AM
Mark, can you make a list of which wackys you create, draw, gag or have some input? Thanks


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Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on December 08, 2013, 06:41:15 AM
Here's a recent December 8, 2013 Mark Parisi Off The Mark Sunday that isn't Wacky Packages related but is Christmas related - Characters from the Peanuts comic strip running away from a NUTCRACKER! (Why is that?):
(http://s27.postimg.org/axr6sedvj/001.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/axr6sedvj/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on December 08, 2013, 07:48:13 AM
Characters from the Peanuts comic strip running away from a NUTCRACKER! (Why is that?):
cuz they are Peanuts and he's a Nutcracker ready to crack nuts

plus he's creepy scary like a clown....
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: ratchet007 on December 08, 2013, 08:26:19 AM
That is my favorite type of comic --- Funny and scary at the same time and all without the use of words. Beautifully done Mark.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: sco(o)t on December 08, 2013, 08:55:14 AM
Here's a recent December 8, 2013 Mark Parisi Off The Mark Sunday that isn't Wacky Packages related but is Christmas related - Characters from the Peanuts comic strip running away from a NUTCRACKER! (Why is that?):
(http://s27.postimg.org/axr6sedvj/001.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/axr6sedvj/)


Coincidentally, the very moment I opened this and was looking at the comic, the Planters Peanuts commercial came on where Mr Peanut is being hounded by a deranged nutcracker.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on December 16, 2013, 07:10:42 PM
The Decmeber 14, 2013 Mark Parisi Off the Mark strip is not Wacky Pack related but Christmas related tells the difference between a candy cane (THEN) and...a CANDY RASCAL scooter??? (NOW):
(http://s8.postimg.org/j6th1qe81/001.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/j6th1qe81/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Jean Nutty on December 27, 2013, 10:09:11 PM
Couldnít help but to notice the Cafepress image at the bottom of Jayís auction page. Don't think I've ever seen this one...

                  (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/Gurgle_zpsea07f2bf.png)


http://www.cafepress.com/mf/27140787/wacky-packages-auctions_tshirt?utm_content=ChannelAdvisor_US_shopping&utm_medium=display&utm_source=CSE&CA_6C15C=1302020297&productId=250380191
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: sco(o)t on December 28, 2013, 05:50:43 AM
Couldnít help but to notice the Cafepress image at the bottom of Jayís auction page. Don't think I've ever seen this one...

                  (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/Gurgle_zpsea07f2bf.png)


http://www.cafepress.com/mf/27140787/wacky-packages-auctions_tshirt?utm_content=ChannelAdvisor_US_shopping&utm_medium=display&utm_source=CSE&CA_6C15C=1302020297&productId=250380191


Thats a great cartoon but, gulp!  $34.50 for a T-shirt?!?!? There is a "flash deal" that pops up currently for a $50 gift voucher for $25, however.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: ratchet007 on December 28, 2013, 09:51:46 AM
Thats a great cartoon but, gulp!  $34.50 for a T-shirt?!?!? There is a "flash deal" that pops up currently for a $50 gift voucher for $25, however.

I agree Scot. I would probably order 1 if it were half the price.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Alexeirex on December 29, 2013, 11:49:43 AM
Couldnít help but to notice the Cafepress image at the bottom of Jayís auction page. Don't think I've ever seen this one...

                  (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/Gurgle_zpsea07f2bf.png)


http://www.cafepress.com/mf/27140787/wacky-packages-auctions_tshirt?utm_content=ChannelAdvisor_US_shopping&utm_medium=display&utm_source=CSE&CA_6C15C=1302020297&productId=250380191



I kind of feel the way the wife in the cartoon feels after I looked at my tracking sheet for 2013 wacky purchases. And that is all for NEW Wackys unfortunately. I wonder if I can get 25 cents to the dollar for all that Ive spent!!! It was fun though....
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Jean Nutty on January 06, 2014, 08:05:07 PM


                  (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/Gurgle_zpsea07f2bf.png)



I got a Cafepress post on FB yesterday....the white t-shirt version is marked down to 21.99 and 15% off today, for a plain white T       baseball style $35         black is $29


http://www.cafepress.com/mf/27140787/wacky-packages-auctions_tshirt?utm_content=ChannelAdvisor_US_shopping&utm_medium=display&utm_source=CSE&CA_6C15C=1908683020&productId=250380196
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: lucidjc on January 06, 2014, 10:35:31 PM

I kind of feel the way the wife in the cartoon feels after I looked at my tracking sheet for 2013 wacky purchases. And that is all for NEW Wackys unfortunately. I wonder if I can get 25 cents to the dollar for all that Ive spent!!! It was fun though....

High quality sketches averaged in may get you to this total, otherwise i would say 5 cents on the dollar.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Alexeirex on January 06, 2014, 11:26:10 PM
High quality sketches averaged in may get you to this total, otherwise i would say 5 cents on the dollar.

The plates I got in the ANS10 hobby boxes sold for goodly prices so I think I could get 25c after all is said and done. A
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on March 22, 2014, 11:29:11 AM
Did anyone see today's March 22, 2014 Off The Mark strip even though it wasn't an all Wacky Packages week, this one might have been planned for one but didn't make the cut until today...
(http://s27.postimg.org/o6cb0ig6n/Wacky_Packages_Off_The_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/o6cb0ig6n/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on March 22, 2014, 12:12:28 PM
I've gotten a lot of mileage out of this at parties!

Not to derail the thread, but there is another Mark Parisi that has been in the news recently. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/06/mark-parisi_n_4223070.html
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on March 22, 2014, 12:14:49 PM
Thanks! And thanks for all the great comments on this thread. I haven't been here in a while and much appreciated.

You are so friggin' on the mark! Love your gags love your art!


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Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on March 22, 2014, 02:29:31 PM
Did anyone see today's March 22, 2014 Off The Mark strip even though it wasn't an all Wacky Packages week, this one might have been planned for one but didn't make the cut until today...
(http://s27.postimg.org/o6cb0ig6n/Wacky_Packages_Off_The_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/o6cb0ig6n/)


Update: Mark told me the reason for this is that he is not planning any more Off The Mark Wacky Packages weeks and may spread Wacky Packages works by him off and on, like he did for the March 22, 2014 Off The Mark strip.

Rumor has it Mark may even use a Wacky Packages work by him in a Sunday Off The Mark strip in the future.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on March 30, 2014, 12:33:49 PM
Mark, can you make a list of which wackys you create, draw, gag or have some input? Thanks
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OK, here's the list so far. These are gag concepts only, I did not do the paintings.

ANS7
Bite A Man
Crispux
Fraid
Grape Newts
Head & Smolders
Hide
Hunks
Iris Stings
Mouse Mix
Mrs. Blabbermouth
Octivia
Ogre Eaters
Pinkies
Raven Bran
Ruffled
Simian Toes Crunch
Smuggler's
Snoresages
Spread Bull
Stealthy Choice
Vampire Marshmallows

ANS8
Frite Loops  
Hawaiian Pants  
Mr. Picasso Head  
Dr. Pester
Franken Bury
Skittish Fish  
Eelios  
Grenades and Ham  
8 up  
CanThat's Dry  
Chapstink  
Hop Pockets  
Pop Aparts  
Rainy D  
Punkin' Donuts  
Showerade  
Tripicana
Ghoulfish  
Jawson's Rabies  
Tutino's Pizza Wraps  
Trivial Lawsuit
Cream Of Tweet
Crooker Jack
Milk Dudes
Buzzerfinger
Call of Doody
Almond Jerk
Troll House
Livid Plumr
Silly Bangz
Squinties
Buff
Puu Puu Pets
Coca Collar
Chef Boy UR Dum
Con Flakes
Jupiter Mints
Like Cereal
Sewer Patch Kids
Twilice
Transfarmers
deLays
Avatart*
Ironed Man*
*painted, not used

ANS 9
M & eMpty
Combovers
Dr Shell's
Nutter Blubber
Oscar Tyre
Asparagus Jacks
Letgo
Alpha-Bats
Brambles
Tridon't
Yuck
Klix
Bull Parts
EZ Pudge
Pureel
Juicy Dropped Pop
Cheez Wuz
Lumpables
Super Mario Mothers
Shock Band
Hello
Mass Defect
Litter Bug Planet
Flushbook
Words With Fiends
TP Guide
(Helped add a line to Doo Doo Jump
and Obey)

ANS 10
Flustered Flakes
Newts and Adders
Mtn. Doom
Taco Belch
Chia Pest
Newtella
5-Hour Anarchy
Benadrool
Pull Pop
Milk Deads
Chux Mix
Lucky Germs
Girl With The Draggin' Tattoo
Edge of Gory
Lice-O-Matic
YowTube
MySpaced
Ya-Who?

ANS11
Fruit of the Moon
Pimply Orange
Moany-Wheats
Gas Who?
Bit Pens
Hamburger Hurter
Benjamin Morgue
Pudgsicle
Frictionary
Sunkurst
Coalgate
Snarkers
The Fruitcake Factory
Outbreak Steakhouse
Five Guts
Burger Kringe

OLD SCHOOL
Cling Freek
Clorocks 2
$0.00001
Bang
Mr. Babble
Tiger Eat
Brains-burgers
Count Chalkula
Wedgie!
Swine Bros.
Bash
Knerrd
Hagnut
(Helped with Cranky Foam)

POSTCARDS
Klepto Bismol
Taco Bill
Wander Bread
Peepers
Maulboro
H8 (w/ Mike Dantzer)
Mr. Ghoulbar
Cap'n Clunk
Gnutella
Greasin' Formula
Coagulate
Fig Newts
Baby Wrath
Necko
Hersheep
Butcherfingers
It Kat
Whatchamakillit
Ocean Prey

POSTERS
Panthers
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on April 01, 2014, 05:28:07 AM
A big surprise for April Fools Day 2014! Remember the April 1, 1997 comic strip switcherooie? For April 1, 2014. Mark Parisi and Dan Thompson switched strips.

Mark Parisi did Dan Thompson's "Rip Haywire":
(http://s14.postimg.org/4tvko8oct/Rip_Haywire_April_Fools.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4tvko8oct/)

And Dan Thompson (also works on "Brevity" and "Kidspot" seen on gocomics.com) did Mark's "Off The Mark" doing it "Family Circus" spoof style:
(http://s7.postimg.org/x45i2j70n/Off_the_Mark_April_Fools.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/x45i2j70n/)

Now if only Dan Thompson could start doing some possible Wacky Packages ANS and OLDS rough drawings and/or actual paintings...
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on April 02, 2014, 06:42:25 AM
Kudos to Mark Parisi on his recent 2014 nomination for the NCS awards best newspaper panel cartoon and greeting cards!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on April 05, 2014, 10:23:06 AM
The April 5, 2014 Off The Mark strip featured another Wacky Packages take by Mark spoofing Fiber One bars:
(http://s3.postimg.org/lnuh9avov/Off_the_Mark_April_5_2014.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lnuh9avov/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on April 07, 2014, 11:15:53 AM
Speaking of Off the Mark in title or name of artist and not Wacky Package related whatsoever: Can you see the word MARK mentioned in the word balloon of this April 7, 2014 Mark Parisi Off The Mark comic strip:
(http://s29.postimg.org/agfxm7hwj/Off_the_Mark_April_7_2014.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/agfxm7hwj/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on June 28, 2014, 12:20:13 PM
A Wacky Packages Off the Mark entry by Mark himself for June 28, 2014! A spoof of Charleston Chew:
(http://s27.postimg.org/qs40z9ca7/Off_the_Mark_June_28_2014.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/qs40z9ca7/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on July 15, 2014, 01:41:57 PM
For this July 15, 2014 Off the Mark strip, it's not Wacky Package related but parody singer name related...

(http://s23.postimg.org/6ll8gd87b/Off_the_Mark_July_15_2014.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6ll8gd87b/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on September 27, 2014, 12:03:47 PM
A September 27, 2014 Off the Mark Wacky Packages strip by Mark Parisi himself:
(http://s24.postimg.org/q0hwjocsx/Off_the_Mark_September_27_2014.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/q0hwjocsx/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 18, 2014, 10:46:37 AM
In time for Halloween 2014, an October 18, 2014 Off the Mark Wacky Packages entry done by Mark Parisi himself...
(http://s15.postimg.org/cv8p3r9av/Off_the_Mark_October_18_2014.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cv8p3r9av/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Alexeirex on October 18, 2014, 01:37:15 PM
In time for Halloween 2014, an October 18, 2014 Off the Mark Wacky Packages entry done by Mark Parisi himself...
(http://s15.postimg.org/cv8p3r9av/Off_the_Mark_October_18_2014.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cv8p3r9av/)


Now that should be in the next OS set..
A
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Joe G. on October 18, 2014, 01:59:45 PM
Alex, we had a Goreo in ANS 11.  I must have submitted the idea just before Mark.  Originally my gag was based on Double Stuffed Oreo's and was called Brain Stuffed Goreos.  An interesting bit of trivia about the final painting is that someone at Topps thought it would be funny if the Zombie looked like Al Gore ('Gore'o get it!).  And that how the painting was done.

(http://s29.postimg.org/55y7leqtf/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/55y7leqtf/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on November 03, 2014, 06:56:19 PM
Not Wacky Packages related, but the November 3, 2014 Off the Mark strip features a Wacky name take on Charlie Brown from Peanuts...
(http://s30.postimg.org/s7uz8bkfh/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/s7uz8bkfh/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Alexeirex on November 06, 2014, 12:39:56 AM
Alex, we had a Goreo in ANS 11.  I must have submitted the idea just before Mark.  Originally my gag was based on Double Stuffed Oreo's and was called Brain Stuffed Goreos.  An interesting bit of trivia about the final painting is that someone at Topps thought it would be funny if the Zombie looked like Al Gore ('Gore'o get it!).  And that how the painting was done.

(http://s29.postimg.org/55y7leqtf/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/55y7leqtf/)


I never noticed that!!! Al Gore!!! bahahahahaha -  :]
Alex
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on December 25, 2014, 04:50:08 AM
A special Christmas treat: This December 25, 2014 Off The Mark strip by Mark Parisi features a kid Godzilla getting for Christmas a what should have been in the 2014 Wacky Packages series a third ever since ANS1 parody of My Little Pony to join My Little Phony and My Little Bony:
(http://s29.postimg.org/7g35778b7/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/7g35778b7/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on January 08, 2015, 06:04:42 AM
Not Wacky related for this January 8, 2015 Mark Parisi Off the Mark strip, but I don't get this, does anyone?:
(http://s12.postimg.org/6dox54l9l/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6dox54l9l/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: sco(o)t on January 08, 2015, 08:10:09 AM
Not Wacky related for this January 8, 2015 Mark Parisi Off the Mark strip, but I don't get this, does anyone?:
(http://s12.postimg.org/6dox54l9l/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6dox54l9l/)

These are the Chinese Yin and Yang symbols. Wikipedia describes it better than I can as follows: "...apparently opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Many tangible dualities (such as light and dark, fire and water, and male and female) are thought of as physical manifestations of the duality of yin and yang". Here is the image I most often see associated with Yin and Yang...


(http://s9.postimg.org/ssdl5dgy3/Yin_yang.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ssdl5dgy3/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Alexeirex on January 08, 2015, 12:36:44 PM
Mark's comic panels have been showing up in my Facebook newsfeed!
My friends and even cousins on Canada are discovering his work and posting them!
A
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on January 08, 2015, 05:18:43 PM
These are the Chinese Yin and Yang symbols. Wikipedia describes it better than I can as follows: "...apparently opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Many tangible dualities (such as light and dark, fire and water, and male and female) are thought of as physical manifestations of the duality of yin and yang". Here is the image I most often see associated with Yin and Yang...


(http://s9.postimg.org/ssdl5dgy3/Yin_yang.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ssdl5dgy3/)

Thanx for the info.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on February 07, 2015, 05:57:31 PM
The February 7, 2015 Mark Parisi Off the Mark strip featured a Wacky Package spoof of Frontline Plus called Ruffline.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on February 07, 2015, 06:16:06 PM
The February 7, 2015 Mark Parisi Off the Mark strip featured a Wacky Package spoof of Frontline Plus called Ruffline.
You mean "Runtline Puny", maybe?
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on February 08, 2015, 03:37:49 PM
You mean "Runtline Puny", maybe?

Yes.

By the way, here is the image...
(http://s7.postimg.org/3vs1il4uf/Off_the_Mark_Wacky_Package_Runtline_Puny.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3vs1il4uf/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on February 10, 2015, 06:36:46 AM
Also: I know Mark Parisi is all right despite the Boston/New England area getting a lot of record breaking snow with non stop snowstorms the last few weeks, but that won't stop on his work of possible entries for a planned 2015 Wacky Packages series (tentatively set for Summer 2015).
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on February 28, 2015, 12:20:19 PM
The Feb. 28, 2015 Mark Parisi Off the Mark strip features a Wacky Package take on a Cabbage Patch Kids doll (But it wouldn't make the 2015 Wacky Packages series CRAZY COLLECTIBLES subset, just like a rejected for the 1985 series Cabbage Patch Kids doll Wacky Packages entry called Garbage Pail Kids did and caused the inspiration for the Topps Garbage Pail Kids sticker series):

(http://s16.postimg.org/9xvhlkjm9/Off_the_Mark_Wacky_Package_Crabbage_Patch_Kids.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9xvhlkjm9/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on March 03, 2015, 06:10:43 PM
That's exactly right. Your Goreo was submitted just before mine for the same series. I thought I had a ringer but I was beaten to the punch.

Alex, we had a Goreo in ANS 11.  I must have submitted the idea just before Mark.  Originally my gag was based on Double Stuffed Oreo's and was called Brain Stuffed Goreos.  An interesting bit of trivia about the final painting is that someone at Topps thought it would be funny if the Zombie looked like Al Gore ('Gore'o get it!).  And that how the painting was done.

(http://s29.postimg.org/55y7leqtf/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/55y7leqtf/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on March 17, 2015, 05:23:46 AM
In honor of St. Patrick's Day 2015, today's March 17, 2015 Mark Parisi Off The Mark strip features what might be the original rough for what would be the Wacky Packages All New Series 11 Lucky Charms spoof called "Licky Charms", but a different design concept or something like that:

(http://s13.postimg.org/9nrlv8qs3/Wacky_Packages_Licky_Charms_Off_The_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9nrlv8qs3/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on April 23, 2015, 12:49:44 PM
I know today's Off the Mark isn't Wacky Package related, but for a THROWBACK THURSDAY is a lost Mark Parisi done Off The Mark strip originally done in 1987 that I think never ran since the Off The Mark strip was launched in January 1987 (originally a weekly, then I think 7 days a week by the early 1990's)! I wonder if there will be more unearthed lost Off The Mark strips in the future (Though not reruns of past Off The Mark strips):

(http://s15.postimg.org/6i3vinsl3/Off_the_Mark_Throwback_Thursday_lost_episode_fro.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6i3vinsl3/)

(Now if only Mark can show a rejected 1970's style Wacky Packages Old School rough if he ever does at least one of these!)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on May 14, 2015, 06:48:45 PM
Here's another good (non Wacky Package related) Mark Parisi Off The Mark THROWBACK THURSDAY 1987 episode rerun on May 14, 2015:

(http://s8.postimg.org/u4ygh06ep/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/u4ygh06ep/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on May 15, 2015, 01:31:17 PM
For today's May 15, 2015 Off the Mark strip, though not Wacky Package related - what do you mean with doing with a name that's not even related to JENNY CRAIG nor JENNIFER LOPEZ?:
(http://s16.postimg.org/adc527t0x/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/adc527t0x/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on June 03, 2015, 07:12:35 PM
I totally went there! I totally did with a name that's not even related to Jenny Craig nor Jennifer Lopez!

For today's May 15, 2015 Off the Mark strip, though not Wacky Package related - what do you mean with doing with a name that's not even related to JENNY CRAIG nor JENNIFER LOPEZ?:
(http://s16.postimg.org/adc527t0x/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/adc527t0x/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on June 11, 2015, 05:29:56 PM
A funny non Wacky related THROWBACK THURSDAY lost 1987 Mark Parisi Off The Mark cartoon from June 11, 2015 - To me I think that baseball player with a smiling face bat could be perfect for a future Wacky Packages entry spoofing Topps baseball cards:
(http://s27.postimg.org/4w4v3e51r/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4w4v3e51r/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on June 18, 2015, 06:08:31 PM
Another good non Wacky Pack related Mark Parisi Off the Mark Throwback Thursday 1987 cartoon from June 18, 2015:

(http://s30.postimg.org/yofpc5v5p/001.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/yofpc5v5p/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on June 21, 2015, 12:39:39 PM
In this June 21, 2015 Mark Parisi Off The Mark annual Mark Parisi's family Father's Day idea strip (Which Billy of the Family Circus still despises), notice a funny name for Dr. Pepper by Mark's daughter Jen that could have been a Wacky Package name in opposite name form or something like that?:
(http://s21.postimg.org/tpf8e4c9f/001.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/tpf8e4c9f/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on June 26, 2015, 06:57:43 PM
Another non Wacky Pack related THROWBACK THURSDAY 1987 Off the Mark strip done by Mark Parisi from June 25, 2015:

(http://s30.postimg.org/6l7igotnh/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6l7igotnh/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on July 01, 2015, 07:38:56 AM
Anyone remember the Wacky Packages take on Silly String called "Silly Thing" in Wacky Packages ANS11 back in 2013? This July 1, 2015 Off the Mark strip by Mark Parisi shows another good Wacky Package name for Silly String in it:
(http://s15.postimg.org/oc2evgzqv/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/oc2evgzqv/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on July 02, 2015, 04:33:30 PM
Here's another non Wacky Pack related THROWBACK THURSDAY lost 1987 Mark Parisi Off the Mark strip from July 2, 2015. I wish that bar of soap wearing glasses would be perfect for a future Wacky Packages (2016?) entry, like maybe another Wacky Packages take on Ivory soap calling it "I SEE" soap?:
(http://s16.postimg.org/52svyhle9/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/52svyhle9/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on July 16, 2015, 11:56:03 AM
Another non Wacky Pack related Mark Parisi Off the Mark THROWBACK THURSDAY lost 1987 strip from July 16, 2015 this time featuring a cartoon with some bottom caption that is also a 1964 party song of the same name:
(http://s8.postimg.org/capg7xz35/Off_the_Mark_Throwback_Thursday.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/capg7xz35/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on August 13, 2015, 12:43:31 PM
Here's another non Wacky Pack related Throwback Thursday Off The Mark by Mark Parisi lost 1987 strip from August 13, 2015 this time with skunks in it:
(http://s16.postimg.org/xhqw6swg1/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xhqw6swg1/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on August 21, 2015, 05:01:55 PM
An August 20, 2015 non Wacky related Off The Mark Throwback Thursday lost 1987 cartoon with a funny sign related joke!:
(http://s4.postimg.org/b3lt22bll/Off_The_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/b3lt22bll/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on August 27, 2015, 11:48:20 AM
Non Wacky Pack related Off The Mark Throwback Thursday 1987 strip on August 27, 2015. This ties into former Let's Make a Deal host Monty Hall who turned 94 recently?

(http://s4.postimg.org/o26wtqmmx/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/o26wtqmmx/)

By the way, the current Let's Make a Deal hosted by Wayne Brady airs daily on CBS daytime and has been airing since 2009. And recently a digital subchannel network of classic game shows called BUZZR (I get it where I live on WPWR 50.4 plus on Comcast Digital Cable) now carries reruns of Monty Hall's 1970's Let's Make a Deal almost every day.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on September 26, 2015, 01:16:42 PM
Here's a non Wacky related Mark Parisi drawn Off The Mark lost 1987 cartoon from September 24, 2015:
(http://s14.postimg.org/f89dcru6l/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/f89dcru6l/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 03, 2015, 11:38:33 AM
For the first time in several months, we have a Mark Parisi Wacky Package Off The Mark strip - For October 3, 2015! - a spoof of Right Guard:
(http://s15.postimg.org/otmtbg7g7/Off_the_Mark_Wacky_Package.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/otmtbg7g7/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 10, 2015, 11:43:07 AM
For the October 10, 2015 Mark Parisi Off The Mark strip, we have another Halloween related Wacky Package entry...
(http://s28.postimg.org/4hvo509c9/Off_The_Mark_Wacky_Package.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4hvo509c9/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Swiski on October 14, 2015, 10:45:24 AM
If anyone wants to check out all of Mark Parisi's Off The Mark strips in better quality, just click the link below!

http://www.gocomics.com/offthemark/2015/10/03
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 15, 2015, 05:18:20 AM
Non-Wacky Package related, but today's October 15, 2015 Mark Parisi Off The Mark strip is another Throwback Thursday strip from 1987 that's monster/Halloween related, and also has the "poke your eye out" line that may or may have not been influenced by the "poke your eye out" line in the 1983 holiday movie "A Christmas Story":







(http://s14.postimg.org/et0tadjfh/of151015.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/et0tadjfh/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 24, 2015, 12:03:22 PM
Another Halloween related Wacky Package done by Mark Parisi in the October 24, 2015 Off the Mark strip - with 1 week to go until Halloween, of course!:




(http://s13.postimg.org/p54hgir77/Off_the_Mark_Wacky_Package.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/p54hgir77/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: RawGoo on October 25, 2015, 06:48:35 AM
That could have been a great Wacky Halloween Postcard  :'(
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 29, 2015, 05:28:00 AM
2 days before Halloween 2015, the October 29, 2015 Off The Mark strip has another Mark Parisi done Halloween Wacky Package...
(http://s21.postimg.org/xa7e4r9f7/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xa7e4r9f7/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Swiski on October 29, 2015, 08:05:53 AM
Mark needs to make a card or sticker set of these. He has enough of these made by now!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: sco(o)t on October 29, 2015, 09:23:59 AM
Mark needs to make a card or sticker set of these. He has enough of these made by now!

That would be cool if Mark put something like that together to sell on the forum. I know most of the hardcore Wacky collectors would probably nab a set.  Call it something punny like "Mad MARKet"; "MARKed Down"; or "At the MARKet".
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Swiski on October 29, 2015, 12:54:02 PM
That would be cool if Mark put something like that together to sell on the forum. I know most of the hardcore Wacky collectors would probably nab a set.  Call it something punny like "Mad MARKet"; "MARKed Down"; or "At the MARKet".

Love it! BTW - you have the creepiest avatar!!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on November 11, 2015, 05:18:51 AM
Not Wacky Package related, but here's a November 11, 2015 Off The Mark strip with a cat watching a Game of Thrones spoof that would have been a good Wacky Package title for a Game of Thrones season DVD set:
(http://s21.postimg.org/iofwwsvlf/Off_The_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/iofwwsvlf/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on November 12, 2015, 05:16:01 AM
A non Wacky Package Off The Mark strip by Mark Parisi Throwback Thursday 1987 flashback from November 12, 2015:
(http://s28.postimg.org/d0l0honzd/Off_The_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/d0l0honzd/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: quas on November 12, 2015, 07:50:03 AM
A non Wacky Package Off The Mark strip by Mark Parisi Throwback Thursday 1987 flashback from November 12, 2015:
(http://s28.postimg.org/d0l0honzd/Off_The_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/d0l0honzd/)

That one is a true LOL!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on November 19, 2015, 05:04:19 AM
For those who get the JUMBLE puzzle in their local newspaper: Today's Jumble features a Jumble puzzle done by Mark "Off The Mark" Parisi as part of the 3rd. annual GUEST JUMBLER WEEK.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on November 23, 2015, 08:45:31 PM
A pre Thanksgiving November 23, 2015 Off the Mark strip by Mark Parisi featuring a Wacky Package leaning opposite name for Stove Top stuffing that is part of a MARKETING FAILURE:

(http://s4.postimg.org/6x4eusmqx/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6x4eusmqx/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Alexeirex on November 23, 2015, 11:53:04 PM
A pre Thanksgiving November 23, 2015 Off the Mark strip by Mark Parisi featuring a Wacky Package leaning opposite name for Stove Top stuffing that is part of a MARKETING FAILURE:

(http://s4.postimg.org/6x4eusmqx/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6x4eusmqx/)

Ba ha ha!!!! A
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on December 19, 2015, 12:14:08 PM
Thanks for the vote of confidence. I've thought about doing something like this. I'd call it Off the Mark-et. I just wasn't sure there would be enough interest to make it worth it.


That would be cool if Mark put something like that together to sell on the forum. I know most of the hardcore Wacky collectors would probably nab a set.  Call it something punny like "Mad MARKet"; "MARKed Down"; or "At the MARKet".
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on January 31, 2016, 08:13:57 AM
A Wacky Package Off the Mark strip by Mark Parisi from January 30, 2016:
(http://s12.postimg.org/cb1py6gyh/Off_the_Mark_Wacky_Package.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cb1py6gyh/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on January 31, 2016, 08:42:45 AM
A Wacky Package Off the Mark strip by Mark Parisi from January 30, 2016:
(http://s12.postimg.org/cb1py6gyh/Off_the_Mark_Wacky_Package.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/cb1py6gyh/)
very nice.
that really should be in a topps set
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: vahsurfer on January 31, 2016, 09:34:13 AM
Nice job Mark!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on February 07, 2016, 06:08:43 AM
Did the Feb. 7, 2016 Sunday comics in your newspaper where you live that carried the Pearls Before Swine Sunday comic strip run by mistake or something like that the Feb. 7, 2016 Mark Parisi Off the Mark strip in its place?
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: drono on February 07, 2016, 11:32:12 AM
The paper in Southeastern Virginia had Pears before Swine.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on February 07, 2016, 11:49:21 AM
The paper in Southeastern Virginia had Pears before Swine.

PEARS BEFORE SWINE? Hey, that's a good title for one of the entries of a Wacky Package subset spoofing newspaper comic strips and webcomic strips - mostly for backs of Wacky Packages ANS series stickers (Hoping the next regular one comes out 2016-2017).
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: RawGoo on February 07, 2016, 12:18:35 PM
My paper always has Pearls Before.  I sometimes wish they'd swap Off the Mark for that, but then I probably wouldn't enjoy the OTM desk calendars so much  :-\
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on March 05, 2016, 08:01:39 PM
The March 5, 2016 Off The Mark strip by Mark Parisi is another Wacky Packages drawing:
(http://s29.postimg.org/5ur960icj/Off_The_Mark_March_5_2016.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/5ur960icj/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on March 11, 2016, 05:00:49 AM
Another non Wacky related but lost 1987 cartoon Off The Mark strip from March 11, 2016:
(http://s7.postimg.org/fi20k10nr/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fi20k10nr/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: All-Brain on March 11, 2016, 06:08:40 PM
Thats hilarious lol.

Partly because several years ago I had the worst case of that in our county. Once i was cured the county department of disease control called me at work very interested in knowing where i had eaten to contract such a horrid case.

That was 5 days of hell for sure.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Swiski on March 13, 2016, 02:54:45 PM
Can we get a card set of Mark's parodies?
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: lucidjc on March 13, 2016, 03:36:41 PM
Thats hilarious lol.

Partly because several years ago I had the worst case of that in our county. Once i was cured the county department of disease control called me at work very interested in knowing where i had eaten to contract such a horrid case.

That was 5 days of hell for sure.

Well, where did you eat, and what?


Jim
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: quas on March 13, 2016, 04:06:29 PM
Can we get a card set of Mark's parodies?

I second the motion!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: RawGoo on March 14, 2016, 05:00:56 AM
Can we get a card set of Mark's parodies?

I'd definitely be in for that!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on March 25, 2016, 08:29:01 PM
A March 24, 2016 Off The Mark Throwback Thursday lost 1987 cartoon (non Wacky related as always) as done by Mark Parisi:

(http://s14.postimg.org/ngwedmni5/Off_The_Mark.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ngwedmni5/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on April 02, 2016, 09:22:55 PM
Another Wacky Package Off The Mark strip done by Mark Parisi from April 2, 2016:
(http://s30.postimg.org/z1oz6f48d/Off_The_Mark_Wacky_Package.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/z1oz6f48d/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on April 03, 2016, 07:45:57 AM
Ahh, Bumble Beast would make a great real wacky.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on April 03, 2016, 08:04:31 AM
Ahh, Bumble Beast would make a great real wacky.

But there are no plans yet for a green light to make a Wacky Packages 2016-2017 series.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on April 23, 2016, 09:28:16 PM
The April 21, 2016 Off The Mark comic strip featured another Throwback Thursday non Wacky Package related cartoon done by Mark:

(http://s31.postimg.org/3omhqkfiv/Off_the_Mark_Throwback_Thursday.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/3omhqkfiv/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on June 04, 2016, 08:43:43 PM
A June 4, 2016 Wacky Package Off The Mark cartoon done by Mark Parisi himself:
(http://s33.postimg.org/ldnpc8ibf/Off_The_Mark_Wacky_Package.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ldnpc8ibf/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on June 26, 2016, 03:44:02 PM
On Father's Day (June 19, 2016), Mark Parisi didn't do a Father's Day Off the Mark strip with his family's ideas (and an appearance by Billy of the Family Circus) like in the last couple of years. Even Mark pulled from gocomics.com and some papers recently a June 17, 2016 Off the Mark strip due to the event of an alligator/boy incident at Walt Disney World in Florida.

Well, You will still see occassionally Wacky Package drawings in the Mark Parisi Off the Mark strip, like this recent one from June 25, 2016:
(https://s31.postimg.org/rsvpra107/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/rsvpra107/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on July 30, 2016, 05:14:36 PM
Remember the Silly Putty spoof Killy Putty in Wacky Packages original sticker series #9? The July 30, 2016 Mark Parisi Off The Mark strip shows a current day Silly Putty Wacky Package take:
(https://s31.postimg.org/cme8jfrtz/Off_The_Mark_Wacky_Packages.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/cme8jfrtz/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on August 27, 2016, 07:15:19 PM
An August 27, 2016 Off The Mark strip by Mark Parisi of a Wacky Packages take on Jelly Belly:

(https://s3.postimg.org/wpg3uge0f/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/wpg3uge0f/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Jean Nutty on September 04, 2016, 10:52:15 PM
Like most of us, I run into Mark's artwork all over the internet.

This one, I saw tonight on a Psychology forum, takes the cake.

       (http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z332/rbishop224/OfTheMark_zpsmodduief.png)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 05, 2016, 05:25:32 AM
Like most of us, I run into Mark's artwork all over the internet.

This one, I saw tonight on a Psychology forum, takes the cake.
At least that one kept the attribution.
I had a business ethics class last year that included an off the mark on the last page of the PowerPoint, on the 'any questions?' Slide.
My question was "why are you using copyrighted material without attribution in a lesson on business ethics?"
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: RawGoo on September 05, 2016, 05:56:00 AM
At least that one kept the attribution.
I had a business ethics class last year that included an off the mark on the last page of the PowerPoint, on the 'any questions?' Slide.
My question was "why are you using copyrighted material without attribution in a lesson on business ethics?"

Excellent question!!  What was the response?
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Fanatical_and_Sickly on September 05, 2016, 06:32:11 AM
Excellent question!!  What was the response?
Something lame like "we'll have to look into that and make corrections if needed"
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: RawGoo on September 05, 2016, 09:09:29 AM
Something lame like "we'll have to look into that and make corrections if needed"

Funny - my original question was going to be "What was the lame response?" but I thought maybe I was presuming too much, so I took the "lame" out.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 01, 2016, 12:24:08 PM
Mark Parisi starts off Halloween month 2016 for October 1, 2016 of his Off The Mark strip with his Wacky Package take on Welch's Grape Jelly Halloween related:
(https://s13.postimg.org/cugsf2usz/Off_The_Mark_Wacky_Package.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/cugsf2usz/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 12, 2016, 06:31:18 AM
From October 8, 2016 - another Halloween related Off The Mark Wacky Package take by Mark Parisi:
(https://s12.postimg.org/k63y6w6qx/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/k63y6w6qx/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 16, 2016, 06:52:55 PM
Another Mark Parisi Halloween related Wacky Package from the October 15, 2016 Off The Mark strip:
(https://s16.postimg.org/6asnn64k1/Off_The_Mark.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6asnn64k1/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 23, 2016, 08:05:04 AM
Another Halloween related Wacky Package by Mark Parisi from the October 22, 2016 Off The Mark strip:
(https://s16.postimg.org/8dxuhnlv5/Off_the_Mark_Wacky_Package.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/8dxuhnlv5/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on December 26, 2016, 12:07:55 PM
I hope Mark Parisi notice his comic strip title in today's December 26, 2016 Animal Crackers comic strip done by Mike Osbun...

(https://s30.postimg.org/maq5iyy6l/Animal_Crackers.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/maq5iyy6l/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on March 04, 2017, 08:58:30 PM
Here are 2 Wacky Packages Off The Mark strips from recent months done by Mark Parisi: One from December 28, 2016 spoofing Lego and one from March 4, 2017 spoofing Sierra Mist (Hope Mark did a lot of sketch entries for the upcoming 50th. Anniversary series!)L
(https://s27.postimg.org/axwu1t62n/Wacky_Packages.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/axwu1t62n/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on April 30, 2017, 10:28:59 AM
The April 30, 2017 MarK Parisi Off The Mark strip featured another Wacky Packages drawing by Mark:
(https://s18.postimg.org/v2h4b30j9/Off_The_Mark_Wacky_Package.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/v2h4b30j9/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on May 06, 2017, 07:42:05 PM
I have a new middle-grade chapter book out with HarperCollins called Marty Pants.
I wanted to show the couple Wacky Packages influences. First, I designed the logo to emulate the way the letters in the Wacky Packages logo randomly overlap each other. Also included a Wackyish parody of Depends (Deepens).

(https://s1.postimg.org/j9wa2h9pn/Marty_Wacky.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/j9wa2h9pn/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Joe G. on May 07, 2017, 04:59:02 PM
Mark, thanks for the heads up I just snagged a copy.  Congrats on your first of a line of middle-grade  chapter books.  Let's hope the series goes on for as long as 'Off The Mark' has!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Zenergizer on May 07, 2017, 07:13:45 PM
Big Congrats to you, Mark!  I actually read about this on the local news Facebook page here,
and meant to check it out!

Well deserved, as always!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on May 09, 2017, 01:24:38 PM
Thanks, guys! I suppose another Wackyish parody in the book is this guy.


(https://s28.postimg.org/5cd6caybd/image.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5cd6caybd/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: RawGoo on June 27, 2017, 07:43:00 PM
My books arrived today, and I'm really laughing already.  I am truly a kid at heart!!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on June 29, 2017, 09:09:15 PM
First time in a long time the June 29, 2017 Mark Parisi Off The Mark strip has a non Wacky Package related lost 1987 cartoon as seen below...
(https://s10.postimg.org/ya8s9c5v9/OFF_THE_MARK.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ya8s9c5v9/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on November 05, 2017, 05:19:17 AM
This month (November 2017) marks 30 years since Mark Parisi did his first Off The Mark comic strip

And on November 4, 2017 - Mark Parisi just did this Off The Mark Wacky Packages strip - This parody of the DVD spoofing some movie is under the "LESS-SUCCESSFUL FRANCHISES" catagory:

(https://s1.postimg.org/6x78zx6hi3/Off_the_Mark.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6x78zx6hi3/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on February 03, 2018, 11:29:42 AM
Feb. 3, 2018: From Mark Parisi's Off The Mark strip probably a reject from the upcoming Wacky Packages Go To The Movies series:

(https://s9.postimg.org/9jtsej2mj/Mark_Parisi_Wacky_Package.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/9jtsej2mj/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: sco(o)t on February 03, 2018, 01:12:58 PM
I was on Amazon today and saw that Mark's next book MARTY PANTS 2: KEEP YOUR PAWS OFF  is scheduled to release February 6th. Congrats Mark! 
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: RawGoo on February 03, 2018, 01:22:54 PM
I was on Amazon today and saw that Mark's next book MARTY PANTS 2: KEEP YOUR PAWS OFF  is scheduled to release February 6th. Congrats Mark!

Excellent news!  Congratulations Mark!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: DrSushi on February 03, 2018, 02:02:02 PM
Excellent news!  Congratulations Mark!

Yes, congratulations Mark! Marty Pants is on fire!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on February 08, 2018, 10:31:58 PM
Thanks! I might be able to offer sketch cards in exchange for people buying books...
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: RawGoo on February 09, 2018, 02:20:07 AM
Thanks! I might be able to offer sketch cards in exchange for people buying books...

That would be great!  I've ordered my copies.

Congrats again on your successful series!  My secretary's grandkids are anxiously awaiting this, as am I.

Update 2/12/18 - Received my order, and thought it was another great book, both story and illustrations.  My mom's reading it now, and enjoying it.  Tomorrow I'll give my secretary her copy, so I hope to have reviews from young readers in the near future.

Is "Do Not Open" in a second printing?  Hope so!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on February 12, 2018, 08:28:36 PM
Thanks for your feedback! I tried to write the books so a kid or an adult could enjoy it.

Sales have been OK, not great. Certainly not good enough to have a second printing at this point. Unfortunately, the promotion for the books hasn't been that strong. I'm really proud of them and hope they can break through.

Reviews on Amazon are always appreciated!


That would be great!  I've ordered my copies.

Congrats again on your successful series!  My secretary's grandkids are anxiously awaiting this, as am I.

Update 2/12/18 - Received my order, and thought it was another great book, both story and illustrations.  My mom's reading it now, and enjoying it.  Tomorrow I'll give my secretary her copy, so I hope to have reviews from young readers in the near future.

Is "Do Not Open" in a second printing?  Hope so!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: RawGoo on February 13, 2018, 01:54:50 AM
Thanks for your feedback! I tried to write the books so a kid or an adult could enjoy it.

Sales have been OK, not great. Certainly not good enough to have a second printing at this point. Unfortunately, the promotion for the books hasn't been that strong. I'm really proud of them and hope they can break through.

Reviews on Amazon are always appreciated!

You should include an ad in your desk calendar next year!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on February 13, 2018, 09:12:10 AM
Anything can help!
Hey, I'll send you a sketch for getting the book.

You should include an ad in your desk calendar next year!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on March 10, 2018, 06:12:30 AM
For the March 9, 2018 OFF THE MARK strip, Mark Parisi did a Wacky Packages take on a vintage Beatles record album in memory of the late Mort Walker who created the Beetle Bailey comic strip:

(https://s9.postimg.org/dhp5cd1sr/Off_The_Mark.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/dhp5cd1sr/)

(Now I wonder, will the next Wacky Packages Old School series (#7) ever do a Wacky Packages take on a vintage vinyl record album - Beatles or not? Maybe a Wacky Packages take on the Saturday Night Fever movie soundtrack for Old School 7 is possible)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: MoldRush on March 10, 2018, 09:33:48 AM
For the March 9, 2018 OFF THE MARK strip, Mark Parisi did a Wacky Packages take on a vintage Beatles record album in memory of the late Mort Walker who created the Beetle Bailey comic strip:

(https://s9.postimg.org/dhp5cd1sr/Off_The_Mark.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/dhp5cd1sr/)

(Now I wonder, will the next Wacky Packages Old School series (#7) ever do a Wacky Packages take on a vintage vinyl record album - Beatles or not? Maybe a Wacky Packages take on the Saturday Night Fever movie soundtrack for Old School 7 is possible)

An OS set based on 60's-70's vintage vinyl would be awesome, as would movie posters from the same era.  I remember liking the concept as used in the 'Silly CDs" release, but most of the music and artwork was less familiar to me and therefore didnt inspire the gut reaction that an iconic rock LP title would.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: MoldRush on March 10, 2018, 09:34:52 AM
Mark's Beetles/Beatles parody is a good example of the untapped potential there.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on July 01, 2018, 03:04:22 PM
Remember a rejected Wacky Packages ANS entry called "NoseFlix" which was a spoof on NetFlix? Mark Parisi used this name for his June 29, 2018 Off the Mark strip:

(https://s8.postimg.cc/66g1shj5d/Off_The_Mark.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/66g1shj5d/)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 06, 2018, 09:41:19 PM
Mark Parisi did a Wacky Package take of Kellogg's Krave for Halloween 2018 in this October 6, 2018 Off The Mark strip:

(https://i.postimg.cc/Zv8xmhhK/Grave.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Zv8xmhhK)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 20, 2018, 01:55:21 PM
October 20, 2018 Mark Parisi Off the Mark strip featuring another Halloween related Wacky Package by Mark himself:

(https://i.postimg.cc/Pp20Ltgv/Off-the-Mark.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Pp20Ltgv)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on November 27, 2018, 07:00:21 PM
Just had to post this because I'm so tickled. I did a sketch card for Dave Pilkey (Captain Underpants, Dog Man) and he sent me this parody of Marty Pants!



(https://i.postimg.cc/4n3hTHLx/01i-Farty-Pants.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4n3hTHLx)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on November 27, 2018, 07:07:46 PM
Here's the sketch card I sent him. He's a big WP fan and was thrilled CU was parodied. Who came up with the parody?

(https://i.postimg.cc/FfRQKv23/Crappin-Underpants2018.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/FfRQKv23)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: DrSushi on November 27, 2018, 08:04:49 PM
Just had to post this because I'm so tickled. I did a sketch card for Dave Pilkey (Captain Underpants, Dog Man) and he sent me this parody of Marty Pants!



(https://i.postimg.cc/4n3hTHLx/01i-Farty-Pants.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4n3hTHLx)

That is too cool!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: RawGoo on November 28, 2018, 02:35:07 AM
That is too cool!

I second that!!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on January 01, 2019, 08:39:09 PM
As some of you know, I use my rejected Wacky Packages ideas for the Off the Mark comic panel. I have many at this point and was thinking of printing up my favorites, and calling the set Off the Market. I thought I would check here first to see if there's any interest. Here are samples. Happy New Year!

(https://i.postimg.cc/HrKpHGYP/otm-Samples.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HrKpHGYP)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Dr.M on January 01, 2019, 08:59:29 PM
Would be great to see them all in a set! Count me in!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Alexeirex on January 01, 2019, 11:45:07 PM
Very interested!!!
Alex
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: quas on January 02, 2019, 12:36:27 AM
Yes!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: ratchet007 on January 02, 2019, 01:35:40 AM
Sounds cool Mark! I'd like to see more.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: RawGoo on January 02, 2019, 02:41:22 AM
Count me in for sure!!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Baked Bears on January 02, 2019, 03:55:58 AM
Most definitely!  Thanks!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Brian Mc on January 02, 2019, 05:41:54 AM
Yes!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Zenergizer on January 02, 2019, 08:45:20 AM
Mark, definitely do this, your ideas are great!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: cmgmd on January 02, 2019, 11:12:49 AM
Absolutely!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on January 02, 2019, 03:50:59 PM
Great! Thanks for the responses. I'll look into this. I only have plans to do a set of 33 or so, but if it goes well I'll certainly put them all in sets.



Would be great to see them all in a set! Count me in!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: DrSushi on January 02, 2019, 04:16:43 PM
Macabre-ohydrates! MMMM..testy!

Great stuff, I'm in!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: vahsurfer on January 02, 2019, 04:17:25 PM
I will take at least two sets!

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: koduck on January 02, 2019, 04:25:55 PM
Here's the sketch card I sent him. He's a big WP fan and was thrilled CU was parodied. Who came up with the parody?

(https://i.postimg.cc/FfRQKv23/Crappin-Underpants2018.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/FfRQKv23)

Good, bad or ugly, that was my parody. Cool to see you're finally doing a set! Can't wait to see it!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: paulygsparodies on January 02, 2019, 04:43:02 PM
As some of you know, I use my rejected Wacky Packages ideas for the Off the Mark comic panel. I have many at this point and was thinking of printing up my favorites, and calling the set Off the Market. I thought I would check here first to see if there's any interest. Here are samples. Happy New Year!

(https://i.postimg.cc/HrKpHGYP/otm-Samples.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HrKpHGYP)

Good thinking on creating your own Wacky-style set, I'd like to see it all!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: lucidjc on January 02, 2019, 06:55:58 PM
in case you need more reassurance,  I'm in!


Jim
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: sco(o)t on January 02, 2019, 07:12:49 PM
The idea of a parody set may be "Off the Mark" but would definitely hit the spot!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on January 06, 2019, 10:10:04 PM
Good, bad or ugly, that was my parody.

Awesome. You have him very happy.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on January 06, 2019, 10:11:48 PM
Sounds cool Mark! I'd like to see more.

Here's another:
(https://i.postimg.cc/06mFPWjm/0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/06mFPWjm)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Baked Bears on January 07, 2019, 03:40:24 AM
I could have used a box of these this past holiday season!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: quas on January 07, 2019, 11:29:08 AM
Here's another:
(https://i.postimg.cc/06mFPWjm/0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/06mFPWjm)

Love it!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Alexeirex on January 22, 2019, 11:41:01 PM
Here's another:
(https://i.postimg.cc/06mFPWjm/0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/06mFPWjm)

I want a production model of that! A
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on January 26, 2019, 09:28:19 AM
Haha, me too!

I want a production model of that! A
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Alexeirex on February 28, 2019, 06:39:23 PM
Making this subject active again!!!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on March 11, 2019, 12:23:18 PM
In that case, you should know I'm taking pre-orders for the sets!

Making this subject active again!!!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: DrDeal on March 12, 2019, 05:46:42 PM
In that case, you should know I'm taking pre-orders for the sets!

Please count me in.

Andrew
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on March 12, 2019, 08:35:47 PM
Just gift PayPal $55 to MarkParisi@aol.com

Thanks!

Please count me in.

Andrew
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: DrDeal on March 13, 2019, 03:04:02 AM
Done. Thanks for helping to keep the world "Wacky"!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on March 16, 2019, 02:38:15 PM
I guess I should post this here, too. Thank you to everyone who preordered! If anyone else is interested in preordering a set, now's the time. PayPal $55 to MarkParisi@aol.com and I'll include you. Thanks again!

Done. Thanks for helping to keep the world "Wacky"!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Swiski on March 17, 2019, 11:29:08 AM
I guess I should post this here, too. Thank you to everyone who preordered! If anyone else is interested in preordering a set, now's the time. PayPal $55 to MarkParisi@aol.com and I'll include you. Thanks again!

Hi Mark. I would like to order a set, but can you please provide a few details? How many cards in the set. Is there anything else included? Just curious since I didn't see much information about it here. Thx!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: RawGoo on March 17, 2019, 11:44:39 AM
Hi Mark. I would like to order a set, but can you please provide a few details? How many cards in the set. Is there anything else included? Just curious since I didn't see much information about it here. Thx!

Check out this other thread here.

http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=5501.0
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on March 18, 2019, 02:32:53 PM
Thank you for providing the link, Pat!

Last call for pre-orders...

http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=5501.0



Check out this other thread here.

http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=5501.0
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: DrDeal on March 18, 2019, 02:38:52 PM
Thank you for providing the link, Pat!

Last call for pre-orders...

http://www.wackypackagesforum.com/index.php?topic=5501.0

Looking forward to this set. Can you please provide an estimate of how many sets will be made.

Thanks,  Andrew
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on March 18, 2019, 05:55:03 PM
I'm making 50 sets

Here are some images, if anyone hasn't been able to see them.



Looking forward to this set. Can you please provide an estimate of how many sets will be made.

Thanks,  Andrew
(https://i.postimg.cc/CzfK1ky4/IMG-1757.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CzfK1ky4)

(https://i.postimg.cc/QVzthSzt/IMG-1764.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QVzthSzt)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: DrDeal on May 08, 2019, 03:51:38 AM
Wow!!  This set is fantastic. Thanks so much for carrying on the WP legacy in such grand style.  I also received two sketches.  I laughed alot!  I will enjoy
this set for years to come. Looking forward to more in the future.

Thanks,  Andrew
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on May 13, 2019, 06:02:30 PM
Thanks, Andrew! I hope to do a second set if there's the interest. It's kinda fun!


Wow!!  This set is fantastic. Thanks so much for carrying on the WP legacy in such grand style.  I also received two sketches.  I laughed alot!  I will enjoy
this set for years to come. Looking forward to more in the future.

Thanks,  Andrew
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Dr.M on May 22, 2019, 04:05:23 PM
Mark!
I finally got the chance to open your set. Simply amazing. Thank you again so much for taking the time to produce this set. Fingers crossed you can make that 2nd set...or even more
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: paulygsparodies on May 22, 2019, 05:46:22 PM
Mark!
I finally got the chance to open your set. Simply amazing. Thank you again so much for taking the time to produce this set. Fingers crossed you can make that 2nd set...or even more
That goes double for me
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on May 24, 2019, 12:11:20 PM
Thanks! A lot of work but way more fun that I even expected.

Can youse guys let me know if there's interest in a second set?


That goes double for me
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Baked Bears on May 24, 2019, 12:16:15 PM

Can youse guys let me know if there's interest in a second set?

Most certainly!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Dr.M on May 24, 2019, 02:35:58 PM
Count me in for your second set. Iím in for your third and fourth as well :)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Brian Mc on May 24, 2019, 02:54:47 PM

Can youse guys let me know if there's interest in a second set?

Yes
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: vahsurfer on May 26, 2019, 08:43:27 AM
START PRINTING!!!!!!

Richard
#StayWacky
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on June 15, 2019, 07:32:38 PM
Not Wacky Package related, but Mark P.'s Off the Mark strip did a Throwback Thursday cartoon on June 13, 2019 with a 1989 Off the Mark strip!:


(https://i.postimg.cc/VJMtMzjS/Off-the-Mark.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VJMtMzjS)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on June 22, 2019, 06:13:19 AM
The June 22, 2019 Off the Mark strip features a Wacky Package take on the Jeopardy! board game (This would have been fitting for a 2nd. or 3rd. series for a 1990's Wacky Packages series not following up the 1991 revival series - We did get a Wheel of Fortune home game parody in the 1991 series as "Wheel of Torture"):
(https://i.postimg.cc/K332QLWw/Off-the-Mark.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K332QLWw)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on June 27, 2019, 11:38:40 AM
I hope to put this one in the second Off the Market set if I can get my act together...

The June 22, 2019 Off the Mark strip features a Wacky Package take on the Jeopardy! board game (This would have been fitting for a 2nd. or 3rd. series for a 1990's Wacky Packages series not following up the 1991 revival series - We did get a Wheel of Fortune home game parody in the 1991 series as "Wheel of Torture"):
(https://i.postimg.cc/K332QLWw/Off-the-Mark.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K332QLWw)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on July 27, 2019, 07:04:40 PM
A Wacky Package take by Mark Parisi from the July 27, 2019 Off the Mark strip:
(https://i.postimg.cc/JD7htf9w/Wacky-Packages.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JD7htf9w)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: RawGoo on July 28, 2019, 04:03:40 AM
A Wacky Package take by Mark Parisi from the July 27, 2019 Off the Mark strip:
(https://i.postimg.cc/JD7htf9w/Wacky-Packages.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JD7htf9w)

A future Off the Mark-et card!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: mikecho on August 02, 2019, 05:28:18 PM
The June 22, 2019 Off the Mark strip features a Wacky Package take on the Jeopardy! board game (This would have been fitting for a 2nd. or 3rd. series for a 1990's Wacky Packages series not following up the 1991 revival series - We did get a Wheel of Fortune home game parody in the 1991 series as "Wheel of Torture"):
(https://i.postimg.cc/K332QLWw/Off-the-Mark.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K332QLWw)
A friend of mine at my local comic book store told me yesterday that he thought that another way of doing this one could've been "Leperdy".
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: mikecho on August 13, 2019, 12:20:47 PM
Mark, I sent you a PM but just thought I'd tell you here, too.

Off the Mark-et Series 1 was excellent! I really loved it! Thank you for sending it to me!

Like I said before, I can't wait for Series 2 (which probably won't be done for a few years, since you have to publish more parodies in the comic strip) and maybe even beyond!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on August 14, 2019, 06:12:55 PM
Thanks so much! I really enjoyed putting it together. I have enough parodies for a second set but haven't figured out if I can afford it yet. The woman who gave me a discount at the printing place doesn't work there anymore!


Mark, I sent you a PM but just thought I'd tell you here, too.

Off the Mark-et Series 1 was excellent! I really loved it! Thank you for sending it to me!

Like I said before, I can't wait for Series 2 (which probably won't be done for a few years, since you have to publish more parodies in the comic strip) and maybe even beyond!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: mikecho on August 14, 2019, 07:31:18 PM
Thanks so much! I really enjoyed putting it together. I have enough parodies for a second set but haven't figured out if I can afford it yet. The woman who gave me a discount at the printing place doesn't work there anymore!
Oh, that's just terrible! I hope you find a way to get it out to us at the forum very soon! I can't wait to see what's in it - and get it!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: mikecho on October 03, 2019, 05:41:34 AM
Mark, I've got a question.

I know that Off the Mark-et Series 1 was made up of rejected Wackys, but what I'd like to know is do you happen to know which series that all of them were meant for?
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on October 08, 2019, 08:47:11 PM
They were meant for many different series. Some of them were submitted to multiple series.

Mark, I've got a question.

I know that Off the Mark-et Series 1 was made up of rejected Wackys, but what I'd like to know is do you happen to know which series that all of them were meant for?
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: mikecho on October 09, 2019, 08:12:56 AM
They were meant for many different series. Some of them were submitted to multiple series.
Okay, thanks for telling me.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 12, 2019, 06:00:38 AM
The October 12, 2019 Off the Mark strip by Mark Parisi shows a Halloween related Wacky Package under the "MARKETING FAILURE" category:
(https://i.postimg.cc/T5X0LKbk/Off-the-Mark.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/T5X0LKbk)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: deadpresidentsvisa on October 12, 2019, 10:21:29 AM
BROUGHT TO YOU BY ZENITH <> WHERE THE QUALITY GOES IN BEFORE THE NAME GOES ON & BY RED WHITE AND BLUE BEER <><><>
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: quas on October 12, 2019, 11:02:45 AM
The October 12, 2019 Off the Mark strip by Mark Parisi shows a Halloween related Wacky Package under the "MARKETING FAILURE" category:
(https://i.postimg.cc/T5X0LKbk/Off-the-Mark.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/T5X0LKbk)

Love it!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 19, 2019, 05:41:00 AM
Another Halloween related Wacky Package done by Mark Parisi for the October 19, 2019 Off the Mark strip:

(https://i.postimg.cc/m1FwHJyN/Off-The-Mark.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/m1FwHJyN)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on October 26, 2019, 06:39:42 PM
Another candy related Wacky Package Off the Mark entry by Mark Parisi - October 26, 2019:

(https://i.postimg.cc/2VvfBrYx/Off-the-Mark-Wacky-Package.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2VvfBrYx)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on April 05, 2020, 09:50:03 AM
The April 4, 2020 Off the Mark strip wasn't Wacky Package related, but something from Mark Parisi's sketchbook? What does it mean?:
(https://i.postimg.cc/xq5q9w1y/Off-The-Mark.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xq5q9w1y)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: RawGoo on April 05, 2020, 09:57:09 AM
I figure the car that looks like the number 2 is going to pass the red car.  The driver of the red car is looking over their shoulder looking at the 2.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: mikecho on April 05, 2020, 12:11:45 PM
The April 4, 2020 Off the Mark strip wasn't Wacky Package related, but something from Mark Parisi's sketchbook? What does it mean?:
(https://i.postimg.cc/xq5q9w1y/Off-The-Mark.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xq5q9w1y)
It's a play on words based on "This, too, shall pass."

I think Mark's trying to reassure us.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on June 07, 2020, 02:36:31 PM
The June 6, 2020 Off The Mark strip by Mark Parisi featured another Wacky Packages take:
(https://i.postimg.cc/68GkJ0Zt/Off-The-Mark-June-6-2020.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/68GkJ0Zt)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on June 21, 2020, 11:46:06 AM
June 20, 2020 Mark Parisi Off The Mark comic strip with another Mark Parisi drawn Wacky Package take...

(https://i.postimg.cc/rdxnPN8j/Hay-Day.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rdxnPN8j)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on June 28, 2020, 08:48:53 PM
Check out the gift my niece-in-law gave at her shower. It's like a Wacky!


(https://i.postimg.cc/RJHrzBrK/105400763-10159865951564115-1856786302398761243-n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RJHrzBrK)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: sco(o)t on June 29, 2020, 03:56:39 AM
Check out the gift my niece-in-law gave at her shower. It's like a Wacky!


(https://i.postimg.cc/RJHrzBrK/105400763-10159865951564115-1856786302398761243-n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RJHrzBrK)

Very cute.
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on July 18, 2020, 03:14:16 PM
The July 18, 2020 Mark Parisi Off the Mark comic strip featured another Wacky Package art by Parisi - with a phrase originally shown on the Wacky Packages original sticker series 7 entry "Big Muc Hamburger":

(https://i.postimg.cc/G40Gf9Kt/Off-the-Mark-Wheat-Thicks.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/G40Gf9Kt)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: quas on July 18, 2020, 05:44:30 PM
The July 18, 2020 Mark Parisi Off the Mark comic strip featured another Wacky Package art by Parisi - with a phrase originally shown on the Wacky Packages original sticker series 7 entry "Big Muc Hamburger":

(https://i.postimg.cc/G40Gf9Kt/Off-the-Mark-Wheat-Thicks.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/G40Gf9Kt)

Love it!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on July 18, 2020, 07:10:38 PM
Will be included in Off the Market Series 3!  ;)

Love it!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: quas on July 18, 2020, 09:11:07 PM
Will be included in Off the Market Series 3!  ;)

Perfect!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: mikecho on July 19, 2020, 10:18:26 AM
Will be included in Off the Market Series 3!  ;)
Already preparing in advance, eh? I can't wait for this one, either!

Man, this thing is really on a roll!
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on July 19, 2020, 12:54:06 PM
Guess what? For the July 19, 2020 Mark Parisi Off The Mark Sunday strip there is the first ever Sunday Wacky Packages related strip!:
(https://i.postimg.cc/q64c58FX/Off-the-Mark-July-19-2020.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/q64c58FX)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on July 20, 2020, 07:51:10 PM
Also will be in Series 3. But rest assured it looks better than that reproduction.

Guess what? For the July 19, 2020 Mark Parisi Off The Mark Sunday strip there is the first ever Sunday Wacky Packages related strip!:
(https://i.postimg.cc/q64c58FX/Off-the-Mark-July-19-2020.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/q64c58FX)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: dth1971 on August 02, 2020, 12:15:02 PM
The August 1, 2020 Mark Parisi Off the Mark strip gave us another Mark Parisi Off the Mark Wacky Package...

(https://i.postimg.cc/bDRfxNyc/Off-the-Mark-Wacky-Package.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bDRfxNyc)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: Gurgle on August 03, 2020, 08:14:48 PM
I guess these count as previews to Series 3...

The August 1, 2020 Mark Parisi Off the Mark strip gave us another Mark Parisi Off the Mark Wacky Package...

(https://i.postimg.cc/bDRfxNyc/Off-the-Mark-Wacky-Package.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bDRfxNyc)
Title: Re: Mark Parisi
Post by: mikecho on August 04, 2020, 01:10:34 PM
The July 18, 2020 Mark Parisi Off the Mark comic strip featured another Wacky Package art by Parisi - with a phrase originally shown on the Wacky Packages original sticker series 7 entry "Big Muc Hamburger":

(https://i.postimg.cc/G40Gf9Kt/Off-the-Mark-Wheat-Thicks.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/G40Gf9Kt)
This one and Work-doh from Series Two: I'm surprised no one thought of either of these long ago!